Letenda, the manufacturer of a new generation of zero-emission urban buses, announced the certification of the Electrip, a bus optimized to transport passengers.
This certification comes after months of rigorous testing and evaluation through a third party accredited by Transport Canada in accordance with federal regulations.
Letenda successfully demonstrated that the Electrip complies with the Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) and the company is now authorized to affix the national safety mark. Achieving this important milestone will allow the Electrip customers to transport passengers on public roads.
« This certification is a defining moment for Letenda and allows us to be officially recognized as a manufacturer of zero-emission urban buses,» said Mr. Nicolas Letendre, president and CEO of Letenda. « The collaboration and innovative spirit of our team and partners made achieving this critical milestone possible. I want to congratulate and thank all the members of the team. With the Electrip, we are rethinking sustainable transportation, one bus at a time. »
With a redesigned geometry to ensure unrivalled comfort and maneuverability, the Electrip is the first model in the Letenda line. It is an ultra-lightweight, long-range, 9-meter intermediate bus. Its superior energy efficiency ensures excellent performance in winter conditions. The vehicle’s manufacturing concept is innovative with its modular structure made mainly of aluminum and inspired by the aeronautics industry.
Depending on the configuration chosen, its flat floor throughout the passenger area can accommodate up to 45 people, including 24 seated passengers and up to 6 wheelchairs. The Electrip is also designed to facilitate the integration of the latest intelligent and autonomous vehicle technologies.