By Andra Beltz
ATP Trucks Automobile, the Romanian company producing road transport vehicles and people, launched the ATP Bus e-UpCity electric bus on the market. It is part of a new phase of an investment of over 25 million euros started four years ago.
With an activity of over 25 years in the field of car trade and repair, ATP Group has developed its car production segment starting with 2019. Thus was born ATP Trucks, a company through which both the dump truck and the Truston concrete mixer were assembled in Baia Mare. ATP Bus with e-UpCity is now added to this portfolio.
"The ATP Bus product is part of a new stage of the investment started four years ago, worth over 25 million euros and obviously does not stop here. The next steps will be to expand the infrastructure needed to assemble ATP Trucks products, here in Baia Mare. On May 1, our bus came out in the first tests ", said Mircea Cîrț, the founder of ATP Group.
According to ATP Bus officials, the e-UpCity bus has European approval, is modern and adapted to local, ecological and economic requirements. "ATP Bus e-UpCity responds to the urban needs of replacing old and polluting buses, but also to requests for cost optimization. It is an alternative and competitive solution in the process of modernizing urban public transport ", they note.
ATP Bus mentions that the level of comfort provided to passengers is highlighted by the low floor that facilitates boarding, the access hatch for people with reduced mobility and the interior space that meets their needs, the seats with ergonomic upholstery and additional air conditioning for the cold season.
In terms of connectivity, ATP Bus e-UpCity offers WI-FI, USB sockets with two built-in ports next to each set of seats and a monitor with portable external memory for various multimedia projections.
The ATP Bus e-UpCity distribution will be made through the group's car dealer, ATP Motors, the clients benefiting from specialized car maintenance and repair services, access to spare parts, assistance in body service with direct insurance settlement, specialized services car buying and selling consultancy.