EcoRange™ is a toolkit of standardized technical solutions, services and methods. It uses standard structural components and bolted connections based on long-term aluminium and composite design. To date, the EcoRange™ system has been used to build more than 35,000 buses.

The toolkit helps manufacturers reduce bus and coach body shell weight, thus lowering CO² emissions. Additionally, manufacturers achieve higher payloads and limit maintenance and repair costs, due to the durability and corrosion resistance of the material used.

EcoRange technical framework:

  • Standardized aluminium extrusions of up to 600 mm wide with integrated T-slot channels for maximum flexibility
  • Aluminium castings and forged connection elements
  • Standard accessories
  • Large composite components
  • Cold joining of extrusions via bolted connections
  • Structural adhesive bonds between aluminium and composite elements 
  • Limited used of rivets
  • Elimination of welding and drilling for assembly 

EcoRange™ associated services:

  • Individual adaptation of existing body designs to customers’ specific needs
  • Just-in-time supply of materials and components for prototype and series production
  • Technical and logistics support for prototype and series production
  • Implementation of maintenance and repair concepts
  • Finite element analysis (FEA) calculations and test support 
  • Fabrication/machining of parts and components
  • Supply of completely knocked down (CKD) kits and complete sub-assemblies