TDI introduced its localised manufacturing centre (‘LMC’) concept for the build programme and engaged a Coventry based build partner. The TDI team was based on site to provide technology transfer support and project manage the build. Final electric systems build and Factory Acceptance Testing was completed by TDI.
Due for delivery in 2021 (in the year of ‘Coventry City of Culture’) TDI’s prototype vehicle will be capable of carrying 20 seated passengers and a maximum of 70 including standees. It will be tested at the BCIMO in Dudley before a permanent tracked route is installed across Coventry and a fleet of vehicles manufactured.