The roll-out of public transport in rural areas is on the agenda of both local and federal governments throughout Europe. Providing citizens in rural areas and villages smaller than 5k people with sufficient public transport options is understood to both increase the quality of living and to help saving the planet. However, it has proven difficult in the past to implement economically viable solutions stemming from the lack of purpose-optimized vehicles.
eVersum is addressing the needs and restrictions arising from public transport operation in rural areas with the development of the so-called eShuttle, an electric shuttle bus with a passenger capacity of up to 30 people, technically concepted and cost-optimized for the very purpose.
“eVersum’s eShuttle is the consequent realization of a 21st century electric vehicle, that allows to perform comfortable passenger transport in sparsely populated regions and villages at the right kind of cost” says Pete Speck, Head of Business Development at eVersum.
eVersum is currently developing an entire operations scheme together with supra-regional partners in Austria to roll out a public transport concept based on the eShuttle, that comes at a considerably smaller price tag compared to a full-featured electric city bus. Planned SOP is scheduled for Q2/2021.