Rochdale-based bus producer, Mellor to launch an all-new range of single-deck battery electric buses for 2022.
Single-Deck Battery Electric Buses
The new multi-variant range is expected to include an extensive choice of lengths, widths, operating ranges and gross vehicle weights. The new Mellor range will provide an exciting alternative for customers both in the UK and in overseas markets. Drawing on a proven track record of design and engineering expertise, Mellor will substantially broaden its appeal with a larger range of vehicles, offering increased operating capability to customers while maintaining Mellor’s core principles of producing both size- and cost-appropriate buses.
Mellor intends to develop as a major player in the UK and European bus markets with a focus on people, technology and facilities central to the company’s ambitions. The new electric bus range is the culmination of the wider capabilities of Woodall Nicholson, Mellor’s parent group company having seen development through investment over recent years. The product announcement is very much part of Mellor’s repositioning plans to address increasing customer demands for zero emissions buses, to provide both technical and commercial solutions outside the current traditional thinking of many bus suppliers.
With the opening of a new Mellor (Scarborough) facility next autumn to support Mellor’s existing manufacturing HQ in Rochdale, Mellor’s sister company, Promech Technologies, is also an integral part of the new purpose-built facility in Scarborough. The partnership creates a symbiosis between the two organisations and one which is unique in the bus and coach manufacturing sector.
Mellor’s current and well-established product line-up includes the Orion, Strata, Maxima and Tucana ranges, together offering size- and cost-appropriate vehicle options for a wide range of operations. The line-up also includes a growing number of full-electric variants, including recent new models to take advantage of recent government funding initiatives.