Mellor shows battery-electric bus family Sigma

Mellor shows battery-electric bus family Sigma

English bus manufacturer Mellor has unveiled a new battery-electric bus family. The Sigma range comprises six models with lengths from seven to twelve metres and a total of over 20 variants. The components for the new Sigma buses come from CATL, Webasto, ZF, Dana and Ventura, among others.

Now a "significant repositioning of commercial activities" has taken place, Mellor informs us in an accompanying press note, with the launch of the zero-emission Sigma range, which the company hopes will "secure a firm place in the midi bus sector" in the UK and overseas markets. The six low-floor models in staggered lengths and heights (from 7 to 12 metres; from 8 to 19 tonnes GVW) have 30 to 80 seats, specifications for urban and intercity services, and different configurations for width and passenger doors, according to the manufacturer, bringing the choice to more than 20 variants.

However, the portal "Bus and Coach Buyer" mentions some specifications: the first two available representatives of the new E-bus family are said to be the 6.99-metre-long Sigma 7 model and the 10.25-metre-long Sigma 10, both of which are to go on sale in both left- and right-hand drive versions.