Fleet first: Nobina introduces Mellor’s Sigma 7
Nobina, the leading public transport operator for Sweden and the Nordic region, has ordered four new Sigma 7 all-electric buses from Mellor – the UK’s leading size- and cost-appropriate bus manufacturer. It is the first time Nobina has ordered the Sigma product.
Deliveries are being fulfilled in November through Mellor’s Swedish distributor partner, BK Invest. The Mellor / BK Invest partnership has successfully delivered Mellor products in the region for over five years and has established an excellent reputation for delivering first-class sales, service and customer support.
The seven-metre battery electric low-floor buses are destined for operation on Nobina’s service routes T22 in Gothenburg’s Angered and Bergsjön districts. At seven metres in length and 2.1-metres wide, the new Sigma 7s provide the ideal eMobility solution for Nobina’s new inner-city CMAL operation – (City Minibuss A (class of vehicle) Low floor).
The order for Sigma 7 also supports Nobina’s commitment to the high operational standards set by Västtrafik – the agency responsible for public transport in Västra Götaland regional council – to ensure passengers are provided a welcoming, safe and sustainable transport service. For Nobina, the Sigma 7 will meet important and growing demand for flexible operations. Nobina reports that it is confident the new model will deliver reliable and stable operation resulting in more opportunities for Mellor and its Sigma range.
Mellor has received considerable interest from other major bus operators in mainland Europe with 49 confirmed orders in Scandinavia and German-speaking DACH regions.
Gustavo Marqueta, Group Business Development Director at Mellor, added, “We are delighted to have partnered Nobina with this first order for Sigma into the Swedish Market. We have been delivering buses in the Swedish market through BK Invest for over five years now. The Sigma 7,” he said, “is the result of an incredible amount of research conducted in Sweden that will provide a best-in-class passenger experience to Västtrafic passengers at a level not previously possible on traditional van-derived products adapted for accessible bus use.”