Anglo Indian Electric bus and commercial vehicle developer Arrival and Enel X, the electric mobility subsidiary of Italian energy giant Enel, have entered into a partnership to evaluate Arrival’s zero-emission battery electric bus.

The testing will be carried out at the Vallelunga circuit in Italy using Enel X Way’s advanced charging services and solutions. If the trials prove successful, Enel will include the Arrival Bus within its portfolio of global electrification solutions.

The partnership will enable Enel X to strengthen its offering to public transport authorities across the world, providing a major boost to reach Enel’s target of supplying and supporting more than 20,000 electric buses by 2030.

Enel X is the world’s largest supplier of e-bus solutions outside China and currently operates more than 3,200 e-Buses globally.

Francesco Venturini, CEO of Enel X, says, “The partnership with Arrival is another important step towards achieving our goals of electrifying public transport globally. Public transport authorities face significant challenges in making cities smarter and more sustainable, and by offering our public transport solutions together with our many years of global experience, we want to give solid support to make this a reality. Arrival’s Bus look very promising. They are a technologically advanced means of transport that, if integrated within our value offer, can potentially provide operators and end users with the best possible customer experience.”

Avinash Rugoobur, President of Arrival adds, “Our electric bus aims to set new standards in passenger experience while reducing costs for operators. By manufacturing our vehicles in local micro-factories, we are fostering a global green transition that is fair, bringing jobs to local communities, using local suppliers and building vehicles designed for local markets.”