In 2010, PVI launched its new range of fully electric Oréos buses, marketed under the Gépébus brand.
Having already delivered more than 90% of the electric buses running in France, PVI demonstrates its active contribution in the air quality improvement and satisfies the growing demand from public and private operators for clean and silent vehicles in city-centers.
This range now consists of the Oréos 2X, a 7-metre minibus that can transport 22 passengers, and the Oréos 4X, a 9-metre mid-sized bus with 49 passengers capacity.
These buses, which are fully electric and equipped with Li-Ion batteries, have excellent performance characteristics in terms of range and operation (speeds, slopes, etc.).
The Oréos 2X and the Oréos 4X are designed based on mass production chassis types.
They are true fully-electric public transport buses, and are intended to be widely distributed to urban transport operators and local authorities.
They are environmentally friendly, silent and user friendly, as well as being reliable and comfortable thanks to their mechanical base and the bodywork components, which comes from mass-production vehicles.
Depending on the model and the operating conditions, an operational range of 120 kilometres (minimum) to over 150 kilometres is offered, without any interim charging or the need to change batteries.
They benefit from a speed comparable to the speeds of diesel or oil vehicles, and which can exceed 70 km per hour, which brings it into the range of urban and periurban lines.
The whole electric powertrain implemented in the Oréos range is packed with technological innovations developed by PVI:
• An electronic management module enabling better transmission efficiency,
• Optimal energy recovery when decelerating and braking,
• Integration of a robotised gearbox guaranteeing acceleration performance characteristics and slope-climbing capabilities greater than those of the best conventional vehicles,
• The vehicles are equipped with Lithium-Ion batteries, the technology adopted by the main actors in the automotive industry. They are equipped with integrated chargers and consequently do not require any particular logistics infrastructure.
Links to Electric buses OREOS brochure
Having already delivered over 90% of the electric buses on the roads in France, PVI shows its active participation in improving air quality and meets the growing demand from private and public-sector actors for clean, silent vehicles for towns.
PVI is more than just a supplier of electric buses; it has positioning as a real partner, offering its customers a global offer:
Oréos fully electric buses, which have become the largest-selling electric buses in Europe, have enabled PVI to be recognised in the field of environmentally-friendly urban transport. _
The fully electric Oréos 2X minibus, which is the market leader, and is marketed by the Gépébus Division, was designed based on mass-manufactured vehicles. PVI offers onboard energy solutions guaranteeing its customers good operating performance.
The OREOS 4X is a minibus with an overall capacity of 49 places including 25 seats. It is equipped to accommodate various uses: connecting services for urban routes, as a hotel or airport shuttle service, or serving tourist or business sites.
For over ten years, PVI has offered its customers turnkey onboard energy solutions in partnership with Sodetrel, a fully-owned subsidiary of EDF.
PVI’s objective is to enable its customers to lessen the financial burden entailed in drive batteries and to guarantee them optimal quality and operating performance.