The Arrival Bus: Travel in the New Normal

Arrival, one of the UK’s largest unicorns, is set to transform the public transport industry with its latest sustainable and financially viable, Arrival Bus.

The Arrival Bus was launched in the midst COVID-19 to help communities worldwide adapt to a new normal as public transport has become vital in this pandemic.

With the new rules of the pandemic in mind and the passenger experience, the Arrival Bus is equipped with features that create a reassuring environment of space, hygiene, and wellbeing. Passengers can travel with the peace of mind that all COVID-19 measures were considered to ensure their comfort and safe travel. 

Ben Jardine, Arrival Chief of Product, said: 

“We are very excited to bring the Arrival Bus to markets around the world and make the passenger experience of bus travel a positive one. By working in partnership with businesses to develop the entire ecosystem around our vehicles, we are supporting their goals of making Public Transport appealing whilst achieving carbon neutrality.”

Working with governments and cities to reach net zero emission goals 

Arrival has collaborated with governments and cities to create an Integrated Public Transport ecosystem that supports their net-zero emission goals.

The company is also developing a whole host of public transports methods- communal cars, which can be shared, taxis, buses, delivery robots, charging stations, micro-factories and digital services that enable ‘best in class’ public transport without the need for subsidies. 

Arrival has created a sustainable and cost-effective bus, which is priced the same as its fossil fuel equivalent and the Arrival Bus has the potential to create even greater savings opportunities over its lifetime.

Kwame Nyanning, Arrival’s Chief of Experience, highlights that Arrival’s core focus is to improve travel. 

“Arrival’s core focus is to make your every-day experience radically better, whether that is your daily journey on an Arrival Bus, or through your work as a driver delivering parcels from an Arrival Van.  We are working with cities to make every touchpoint within the urban transportation ecosystem not only better, but also more equitable and sustainable.  Recent events have made it clear the world needs to take action now in order to improve lives and effect real change.” 

Nyanning, said.
Micro-factories and boosting the economy 

Arrival has designed local micro-factories capable of assembling all vehicles from Arrival’s portfolio including the Arrival Bus. 

These micro-factories will also be adapted to support the production of market specific products according to the needs of each area and will help fuel regional economies by using local supply chains, retaining talent and paying local taxes.

Arrival have created a grounding breaking bus and a portfolio of public transport methods, which are good for people and planet. Through this, Arrival have shown that the planet does not need to be compromised for the wellbeing of people. People and planet can work together to create a system that is equally beneficial.    

Lina Kurdi

Lina Kurdi is an Editor and Senior Writer at CleanTech News with a primary focus on renewable energy. Lina became interested in sustainability initiatives in 2012, when news of global warming dominated the headlines. From then on, Lina has paid close attention to cleantech developments and the impact they have on protecting the Earth and all its inhabitants. With a particular interest in energy, Lina passionately believes renewable energy is the way forward into a sustainable future with net zero emissions.