Bus repower business Kleanbus has signalled an expansion into the wider commercial transport sector with the launch of umbrella company KleanDrive.
KleanDrive will use technology which Kleanbus has already employed to convert diesel buses to battery-electric on all transport modes, including but not limited to current and future light commercial vehicles, heavy-duty vehicles, and marine vessels.
The new company, which will have its own website and logo, says it will continue to use its combined wealth of 150 years of experience in applying the “ePowertrain Module” solution to buses.
Joe Tighe, Chief Executive Officer of KleanDrive, says: “The launch of KleanDrive is a natural evolution of our business and innovative technology, reflecting our forward-thinking approach and our commitment to explore new opportunities that extend beyond the bus industry.
“This is the next step on our journey where our primary goal remains unwavering: to accelerate the transition to zero-emission vehicles for the betterment of our planet and all its inhabitants.
“Our mission is transforming transport and, with our innovative repowering technology offering a quick, cost-effective and sustainable shift to zero-emission, KleanDrive is ideally positioned to be the go-to solution provider in response to the urgent need to decarbonise across challenging and high-impact sectors.”
Kleanbus Ltd was incorporated in 2020 before announcing the completion of its first repowered prototype in January 2023. In October, the business revealed its contract to convert 18 Lothian B5TL double-deckers to electric.
KleanDrive’s says its technology provides the “quickest and most cost-effective path to a zero-emission fleet”.