A new way to travel
The four-wheel steering system makes it possible to minimise space in curves (-25% compared to a standard bus) and in stations (2 additional cars can be parked at each stop). With its automatic control system, Aptis aligns itself perfectly to the side of the road to improve passenger flow and increase accessibility, in particular for wheelchair users.
Combined with the double doors, all these elements help to reduce time in the station.
An integrated system for an optimised total cost of ownership
Aptis is designed to optimise the total cost of ownership. The architecture is based on the proven components of the tram: the body, the doors, the engine and the traction system. These components have a life span of more than 20 years. Maintenance costs are reduced thanks to easy access to the batteries on the roof, the 4 standard wheels and the engine’s air cooling system, reaching an overall cost of ownership over 20 years equivalent to diesel buses currently in circulation.