The first Civitas Economy low-floor buses based on Volkswagen Crafter have now been in service at Qbuzz for 3 years. A perfect time for an endurance test. Tribus asked Qbuzz about their experiences over the past 3 years. Erik Huisman, Fleet Manager at Q-buzz took on this task.
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ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR MINIBUS
Tribus and Ford have launched the new Ford E-Transit wheelchair minibus for M1 passenger transport that can driven with drivers license B. The E-Transit has a wide range of 250km and is available in two versions: Length 3/Height 2 or Lenght 3/Height 3. The Ford E-Transit can accommodate up to 7 passengers depening on the choosen height.
80% CHARGING IN 34 MINUTES
The Ford E-Transit has a powerful 135 kW electric motor with a lithium-ion battery pack of 68 kWh. The maximum top speed is 130 km/h and the vehicle has a range about 250km (317km WLTP). Easily charge on route by a fastcharger in 34 minutes (80%) or use a regular AC charging point of 11 kWh for 80% in 4.04 hours.
The Tribus conversion
The complete Tribus wheelchair conversion contains of the flooring system TriflexAIR 2.0 with integrated wheelchair restraint system, an electric sliding step with entry bars, TriflexAIR folding Seats and interior panels with factory look & feel. We offer a large variety of configurations and lay-outs options. The conversion will soon be tested for M1 passenger transport. We expect the official European Type Approval ready on 1 November 2022.
7 passengers + driver6 TriflexAIR Seats + front [...]
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On 4 & 5 November Tribus will exhibit at the German trade fair Europäische Taximesse. At our stand we will show the new Ford E-Transit wheelchair minibus and the Civitas Economy Taxi version of Taxi Müller. We will also demonstrate the new Passenger Safety Check on the TriflexAIR 2.0 floor system.
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From 20-25 September Tribus will present a live demonstration of the new Passenger Safety Check system on a TriflexAIR 2.0 floor system. We will also bring a converted Fiat E-Ducato wheelchair minibus for you to Test Drive. Visit us in Hall 23, stand A05.
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ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR MINIBUS
Tribus launches the 100% electric wheelchair minibus Fiat E-Ducato in two versions, depending on the chosen battery pack. The lightweight vehicle can be driven with driving license B and is accessible by a folding ramp at the rear for the disabled or by an electical step at the sliding door for walking passengers. The E-Ducato is still available this year and has a wider range than the current wheelchair minibuses on the market.
80% CHARGING IN 30 MIN.
The Fiat E-Ducato is equipped with a powerful 90 kW electric motor and available in two battery packs of 47 or 79 kWh. The maximum top speed is 100 km/h with a range varying from 180 to 280 km depending on the battery pack. You can charge on route with a fastcharger for 30 minutes or use a regular charging point in 2.5 to 4 hours, depending on the battery pack.
New TriflexAIR 2.0
The Tribus wheelchair conversion is standard equipped with the new TriflexAIR 2.0 flooring system. This new innovation is distinguished by its lightweight materials. Due to the weight saving, it is possible to offer multiple configurations and less weight means more energy for a wider range. The vehicle meets all strict European safety guidelines and is officially approve [...]
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Our climate is in trouble and we’re in the middle of an energy transition. So many choose to stop using cars with internal combustion engines (ICE). Unfortunately, many drivers and passengers with disabilities can't find an EVs that meet their needs. Why is it so difficult to find an accessible EV?