Aptis referenced in the Central Procurement office for Public Transport
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12 September 2018 – CATP, the French Central Procurement Office for Public Transport,has chosen to reference Aptis, Alstom's innovative 100% electric mobility solution, in the category electric buses with a reduced turning radius, as part of the renewal of its referencing. This is an important step, which will allow local authorities, in France and Europe to order vehicles directly from the CATP without consultations.
"Aptis brings a real novelty to the 12-meter electric bus market, offering unprecedented experience for passengers for a bus and an optimized solution for operators. This referencing with the Central Purchasing Public Transport will facilitate the approaches of agglomerations to order vehicles Aptis. We are ready to honour these orders and deliver the first production vehicles from July 2019", announces Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom France.
Seven Alstom sites in France contributed to the design and manufacture of Aptis: Duppigheim for overall engineering, bodywork, testing and certification, Saint-Ouen for system integration, Tarbes for traction, Ornans for the motors, Villeurbanne for the electronic components of the power train, Reichshoffen for the manufacture of the central passenger module, the final assembly and the series tests. Finally, Vitrolles is developing one of the charging solutions (SRS).