24 Aug 2020


Brazilian bus manufacturer Marcopolo has presented the Attivi Express, its new articulated urban trambus model. This new Attivi is part of the launch of the project for the first 100% electric light vehicle in Brazil. This is now in the final stage of development and will be supplied, in partnership with BYD, for the São José dos Campos Green Line.

Marco Polo states the Attivi is dedicated to the electrically powered chassis for mobility systems for medium and large cities. It has a modern design – “with the Marcopolo DNA” - with full LED external lighting, ensuring greater efficiency. The Attivi Express incorpoates technology in active safety such as the absence of mirrors. These will be replaced by a system consisting of six high definition cameras, two of them with infrared, and monitors that cover a field of vision greater than mirrors and eliminate "blind spots" for drivers on the sides of the vehicle.

In the interior two 15.6” monitors are installed in the ceiling. Double-leaf pantographic doors are installed. They offer greater clearance and a “anti-crushing” system that, when encountering obstacles, automatically the doors reopen, avoiding crushing or injury to the passenger. The wide doors offer total accessibility, with ramps for wheelchairs, facilitating and guaranteeing faster and more efficient boarding and disembarking overviewd by a surveillance system with four internal cameras. The upholstered City seats, with headrests, are equipped with USB sockets,

The articulated Marcopolo Attivi Express has a D11B chassis, with lithium iron phosphate batteries (LifePO4) and a range of up to 250 kilometres, and has the capacity to transport 168 passengers - 60 seated and 108 standing. It is 22 meters long, 2,6 m width and 3,73 m high. The new Marcopolo Attivi Express model will also feature, in an unprecedented way for the Brazilian urban transport system, Marcopolo BioSafe solutions. Armchairs and handles are treated with antimicrobial additives to guarantee disinfection of the contact points of the hands and reduce the risk of contamination by viruses and bacteria. The Linha Verde project is an initiative in the city of São José dos Campos, which provides for the creation of a sustainable corridor of 20 km in length to interconnect the southern, central and eastern regions of the municipality. The tests to homologate the prototype should begin at the end of 2020, and the project contemplates manufacturing 12 buses, with delivery scheduled for March 2021.

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