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Snetterton built bus
« on: September 30, 2021, 12:55:54 PM »
A press release on 22 September 2021 by electric powertrain company Equipmake of Snetterton, Norfolk announces that the company has developed an electric double decker bus in collaboration with Spanish bus and coach builder Beulas named the Jewel E.

(A report on the motoring page of the Daily Mirror (30 September 2021) states ‘the bus is set to be built at a new manufacturing plant in Norfolk’. However, doesn’t state clearly if that is just the chassis or if it is the total bus).

The Equipmake website has artists impressions of the bus which it is claimed meets the current requirements/specifications of Transport for London.

Press release:
https://equipmake.co.uk/equipmake-beulas-unveil-state-of-the-art-double-decker-electric-bus-with-up-to-250-miles-of-zero-emission-range/

More pictures:
https://equipmake.co.uk/products/jewel-e/



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Re: Snetterton built bus
« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2021, 03:15:25 PM »
A press release on 22 September 2021 by electric powertrain company Equipmake of Snetterton, Norfolk announces that the company has developed an electric double decker bus in collaboration with Spanish bus and coach builder Beulas named the Jewel E.

(A report on the motoring page of the Daily Mirror (30 September 2021) states ‘the bus is set to be built at a new manufacturing plant in Norfolk’. However, doesn’t state clearly if that is just the chassis or if it is the total bus).

The Equipmake website has artists impressions of the bus which it is claimed meets the current requirements/specifications of Transport for London.

Press release:
https://equipmake.co.uk/equipmake-beulas-unveil-state-of-the-art-double-decker-electric-bus-with-up-to-250-miles-of-zero-emission-range/

More pictures:
https://equipmake.co.uk/products/jewel-e/



David

looks absolutely fantastic hope it all takes off for them
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Re: Snetterton built bus
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2021, 09:55:38 AM »
'Bus and Coach Buyer' magazine tells that Go-Ahead is to trial this new bus:

https://www.busandcoachbuyer.com/go-ahead-to-trial-equipmakes-jewel-e-electric-decker/



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Re: Snetterton built bus
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2021, 01:54:18 PM »
It will be very interesting to see what " The Jewel E is set to be manufactured in 2022 at an all-new facility in Norfolk" really means as at present only the drivetrain appears to be British made with the chassis seemingly coming from South America and the bodywork from Spain.
This puts a blot on its green credentials with its worldwide travels.