- Partnership to create 600 jobs
- 300 Series electric bus will be launched
- Hydrogen Fuel Cell Delivery Van to be launched
CCA a high technology Creative Design, Development, and Manufacturing company, specializing in the Global automotive and transport sector recently signed and set up a new joint venture agreement with a leading electric vehicle manufacturer BKM Holding of Belarus that both companies hope will create 600 new jobs by establishing a zero-emissions manufacturing plant in the UK.
The agreement was signed at a private reception in London with Belarus Prime Minister Sergei Rumas, who has given his personal backing to the project to jointly produce electric buses and commercial vans.
Production of the 300 Series electric bus will be launched in November and the production of an initial 300 vehicles will start in Coventry early next year and both companies believe will reach up to 800 buses annually by 2025 when 600 jobs will have been created.
The two businesses are also collaborating on a hydrogen fuel cell-powered electric delivery van which is due to be launched in the UK late next year.
Martyn Wheeler, CEO of Wave Industries, said: “Our aim is to be a world leader in the development and manufacture of fully-integrated zero-emissions vehicles and transport systems.
“We are bringing together the heritage, expertise, skills base and research and design excellence of our business with the proven electric vehicle technology experience of Belarus.
“As well as creating 600 new jobs, there will a tremendous amount of intellectual property rights and research and design work included in the joint venture.
“We will export the electric vehicles to Commonwealth countries and talks are already underway to supply the electric buses to Egypt and Nigeria. We are actively seeking a UK retailer or logistics partner to collaborate with us in the development of the commercial van.
“We won’t just be bringing buses and vans to the UK but the complete design and installation of transport infrastructure systems.”