From the beginning of electric transport in Europe, ViriCiti has been working with various partners that made the early electric transition. Four years ago, Schiphol became our first Dutch customer that deployed electric buses. After that, we worked together with small and large bus producers, public bus operators, commercial truck transport companies, part suppliers and more. However different, they all have one thing in common: they had to explore unknown electric territory.
All these operations are different and committing to the zero-emission principle means facing challenges every day. For some, this exists of battery challenges or range anxiety, for others efficiency or maintenance prove to be bottlenecks. But today, most of our customers utilize their electric vehicles every day. To celebrate the success of the electric transition and to give you an insight in the complexity of each operation, we have visited five (inter)national customers and asked about their daily operations, challenges and successes.
In the upcoming weeks, we will publish one customer success film per week; starting today! We are proud to share with you our first interview with Optare PLC. Optare is one of the largest English bus manufacturers and has 100 electric buses driving around in Europe. Please watch and enjoy.