Mobility provider presents light vehicles at IAA Transportation

Change is in full swing in the automotive sector. The entire industry is working on solutions for growing cities, remedies for the climate crisis, increased requirements for CO2 limit values, electric drives and new vehicle concepts. Commercial vehicles are a significant branch. Due to the high utilisation of these vehicles, innovations are particularly profitable for manufacturers in this segment. A class is increasingly coming into focus: electric light vehicles. With their low weight, very good CO2 balance and low space consumption, they promise to be a key to the traffic turnaround.
The German mobility provider ElectricBrands, which developed the XBUS, is focusing on precisely this class – with three different types of vehicles. The public can experience these vehicles for the first time in Hanover at the IAA Transportation show from 20th to the 25th of September. There, the focus will be on challenges in mobility and on new, electric light vehicle solutions.
After the premiere of the XBUS in July 2021 and three prototypes presented so far, the small version of the XBUS is now on the way: The XBUS S prototype masters the last mile with minimal consumption, little space requirement and plenty of transport capacity. It will be available with superstructures such as standard, refrigerated box or flatbed. It is efficient, sustainable, and agile. Here are the facts: XBUS S has an electronically controlled all-wheel drive, front drive, or rear drive. The battery has a total capacity of up to 18.4 kWh, of which 8.4 kWh are permanently installed. Optionally, the storage can be expanded by another 10 kWh through exchangeable batteries. In general, XBUS S is around 3,200 mm long, 1,430 mm wide and 1,730 mm high. The planned delivery is scheduled for 2024.
The company and founder and CEO Ralf Haller have been making a name for itself since 2020. ElectricBrands develops and produces electric light vehicles such as the XBUS and the Evetta as well as the Nito bikes in the scooter segment. According to Mr Haller, the focus is clear: “If we want to preserve nature, our resources and our planet, the time for ever heavier, larger and unnecessarily faster vehicles seems to be over. Our philosophy is to question the existing and to rethink electromobility. In the process, we are constantly discovering new things,” Haller continues, “that can help restore the ecological balance of mobility for future generations. That is why we are focusing on the light electric vehicle segment, because it is perfectly suited to provide ecological and sustainable urban mobility. We want to be a leader in this segment with practical but also exciting products.”
In order to meet the requirements of regulation, sustainability and competition, ElectricBrands will have its own products such as the XBUS manufactured to order in the future. Various professional production lines in Germany or the Benelux countries are suitable for this purpose. For the reasons mentioned, the company favours a central location with good connections. “We are doing everything we can to ensure efficient and sustainable light vehicle production of the XBUS and other ElectricBrands products for our customers as planned. Our planned first delivery dates remain”, says Ralf Haller.