Aptis, a new 100% electric experience of mobility
Resulting from the collaboration between Alstom and NTL, Aptis is a new 100%-electric mobility solution that offers all the advantages of the tram in a bus. Designed to ensure a clean and efficient transport system for cities, Aptis offers a new passenger experience with its low floor and 20% more glass surfaces.
A step change in mobility
Thanks to the expertise of Alstom and NTL, Aptis has been designed to provide cities with a solution that benefits from the advantages of the tram while preserving the existing infrastructure.
Aptis provides an area of low floor spanning 20m² for better fluidity on board. This new solution is composed of 2 or 3 double doors like the tram to facilitate passenger ascent / descent and provide a solution adapted to people with reduced mobility or passengers with strollers.
A premium passenger experience
This new mobility solution provides a 360 ° view thanks to its panoramic bay windows on both sides of the vehicle. Aptis offers 20% more glass surfaces compared to a bus for a brighter interior.A lounge with a bow window is also provided at the far end of the vehicle to enjoy the view.
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 engines air cooling system, reaching an overall cost of ownership over 20 years equivalent to diesel buses currently in circulation.
With Aptis, passengers experience the city in a new way, with a full low floor vehicle and 20% more window surface.
This ground-breaking solution provides cities with a modular, 100% electric bus, that can be provided as a complete system with integration, energy supply and service leasing.
- Innovative design
- 20m² full lowfloor
- 20% more windowsurface
- 4 steerable wheels
- Up to 3 large double doorson eitherside
- Depot charging at night or opportunistic during operation
- Power system on the roof
This new mobility solution provides a 360 ° view thanks to its panoramic bay windows on both sides of the vehicle. Aptis offers 20% more glass surfaces compared to a bus for a brighter interior.
A lounge with a bow window is also provided at the far end of the vehicle to enjoy the view.