Mellor adds more variants to Sigma range
Mellor is introducing further variants to its all-electric Sigma 7 and Sigma 9 bus models, making the already highly-configurable Sigma range a unique proposition for bus operators and Local Authorities.
Sigma 7 now boasts no fewer than four distinct low- and high-floor variants, while Sigma 9 is now available as two individual model variants – together offering a no-compromise range of full-electric buses for accessible and DRT operations. The full all-electric Sigma range (from seven- to 12-metres) continues Mellor’s mandate to produce size- and cost-appropriate buses as an alternative to larger, expensive and under-utilised vehicles.
Taking the Sigma 7 as a base model, Mellor has worked closely with Local Authorities and independent bus operators to create four variants to suit a wide range of applications. In addition to a standard low-floor model, a high-floor variant is now available with a rear wheelchair passenger lift and with space for seven wheelchair passengers. A low-floor accessible variant has also been developed in addition to a derivative for Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) operations, both with space for three wheelchairs.
For the first time, Local Authorities and other social service transport providers are presented with a full-electric, seven-metre, narrow body bus capable of carrying multiple wheelchairs, delivering a zero-emission, zero-compromise solution.
The nine-metre Sigma 9 is now available in low- and high-floor model variants. The high-floor option offers a fully flat floor to provide flexibility for either 34-passengers or ten wheelchairs, thus giving Local Authorities – also for the first time – a fully accessible zero-emission bus capable of carrying a full class of school children; and providing a route to full-electric operation without compromising their existing service offering.
“We’ve made the most configurable electric bus range even more configurable,” said Mellor Bus Division Sales Director, Mark Clissett, “our mandate is to design and produce size- and cost-appropriate buses, and our Sigma range extends this philosophy to fully-electric public transport. Today, Local Authorities can look to Mellor to deliver an exacting vehicle specification to suit their precise requirements, whether for scheduled services, school or accessible service operations.”
Mellor is showing Sigma 8 and Sigma 7 models on its stand at EuroBus Expo, while a Sigma 10 is available for a ride experience at the Show’s Zero Emissions Zone vehicle demonstration area.