Besides the existing comprehensive range of buses for public transport Van Hool now launches a Multi Propulsion Platform that serves as the basis for the vehicles for BRT Projects. The specific design and the special interior give the necessary cachet to high level public transport. Parma (Italy) already ordered 9 trolley buses based on this concept.
The UITP congress and exhibition in Dubai was the ideal opportunity to present the Van Hool Exqui.City concept.
The new BRT vehicles of Van Hool combine the flexibility of a bus with the efficiency of light rail. Moreover, they offer public transport users a luxurious way of travelling.
Van Hool created a refined design that fits well in a quality environment with a high commercial speed of service.
This vehicle is the image of high-level public transport. It is clearly distinct from standard buses.
The vehicle’s identity is expressed by a timeless, sleek and elegant line. The aerodynamic front and back emphasizes the character of a fast but safe way of travelling. The continuous full-length solid lines and embedded wheels accentuate the unity of the vehicle.
Besides a low aerodynamic value, the tapered front and back highlight its flexibility and ability to smoothly and safely manoeuvre through the urban environment, with attention to the safety of passengers and other road users.
The appearance of the exterior is continued inside the vehicle. Van Hool presents an interior where simplicity and respect for detail are considered the main qualities. The designers of Van Hool have chosen a vehicle layout with limited interruptions and lines as an important aspect of quality perception. The soft lighting and innovative climate control enhance comfort. The display shows a Multi Propulsion Platform, i.e. a vehicle can be a trolley bus, a diesel electric hybrid bus, a hybrid fuel cell bus or even a full electric propulsion vehicle.
The Exqui.City can be an articulated or bi-articulated bus.
T.E.P. Parma ordered 9 Exqui.City hybrid trolley buses
The public transport company T.E.P. (Trasporti pubblici Parma) of the northern Italian city of Parma ordered 9 hybrid trolley buses from Van Hool and Vossloh Kiepe. The two partners have many years of experience with trolleybus projects and already proved the great advantages of hybrid applications using brake energy stored in ultracaps and used at leaving the bus stops, accelerations, air conditioning or heating. The deliveries will start