Mellor sees strong demand for all-electric Sigma range
Mellor, the Rochdale-based manufacturer of size-appropriate buses, has seen strong initial demand for its innovative new Sigma range of zero-emission models. The firm, which last December unveiled the widest range of electric buses from a single manufacturer in Europe, has secured orders from UK and Europe-based operators that span the entire Sigma line-up.
Sales secured through competitive tender processes include Sigma 7 and Sigma 9 High Floor buses for the London Borough of Islington, Sigma 8 buses for Shuttlebus, Sigma 10 buses for Dumfries and Galloway Council, and Sigma 7 bus for Pinewoods Holiday Parks.
With configurability a key appeal for Sigma customers, Mellor has worked with the London Borough of Islington to develop a high-floor version of the Sigma platform for use on specific routes.
Mark Clissett, Sales Director, said:
“The demand we’ve seen for Sigma since its launch at the end of last year, and following the customer demonstration days at Millbrook in March, has been very encouraging. We launched Sigma to provide operators with a zero-compromise, zero-emissions bus range that is highly configurable to their requirements. The breadth and diversity of the orders we’ve received so far is testament to the need for a model like Sigma in the marketplace.”
The Mellor Sigma line-up is comprised of six models with overall lengths from 7 to 12-metres, ‘city’ and ‘rural’ specifications, and a broad array of specification options that broaden the range to more than 20 variants. Sigma’s lightweight construction, size-appropriate design, and efficient battery-electric powertrain, combined with a three-year bumper-to-bumper warranty, five-year battery warranty, and 15-year structural warranty, provides operators with a whole-life package that delivers an impressively low total cost of ownership