Frequently Asked Questions
When will the XBUS be available?
Will there be a larger version?
An XL XBUS variant is planned for early 2023.
When can I have test drive the XBUS?
Trident XBUS expects to receive its demonstrators in Autumn 2021.
When will the first prototype be completed?
The first fully-functional prototype has now been completed, and was launched at 6.07pm BST on 7th July 2021, via a live stream from the Electric Brands YouTube Channel.
What charging facilities will there be?
The XBUS can be charged via household electricity, at the quick charger, via a battery exchange at our battery exchange stations and of course via solar.
Is it possible to rent modules and battery modules?
How long will it take to charge the XBUS?
Please see Specification under our Models page.
Is the solar roof optional or standard in the XBUS?
The solar roof is integrated as standard in every version/module and creates an additional range of up to 124 miles under the best weather conditions.
How heavy are the battery modules?
Each battery module will weigh about 8 kilograms.
How does the XBUS achieve its long range?
The XBUS operates at about a third of the energy consumption of a normal electric car, with a basic power of 15kW, and an average consumption, based on mainly inner-city use, of about 5kWh per 100km.
How does the XBUS generate 1,000Nm?
The XBUS uses integrated wheel hub motors, which are not connected to each other via an axle. This configuration means that there is neither gearbox nor differential to waste energy.
Will the XBUS have a trailer hitch?
Will there be a bicycle carrier?
Buying your eBussy
What do the individual modules cost?
We expect the modules to cost between £800 and £11,000. Expected prices are shown against each module, see our XBUS Models page.
How much do the battery modules cost?
The standard specification includes 8 battery modules, each 1.25 kWh, which generate a range of 124 miles. If you want to extend this range, you can buy additional modules. This is possible with two or more modules, which generate a further 2.5 kWh and an additional 31 mile range. The cost for two modules is around £600. There is space for 24 modules in total.
What financing options will there be?
There will be the possibility of financing or leasing, but the exact details have not yet been published. We expect to learn more from June 2021.
Can I change my reservation?
Yes, the 'Early Bird' reservations are not binding, and your discount voucher is valid for the eBussy Standard or Offroad. You can choose your preferred cabin module when placing your order.
What deposit is required to reserve my XBUS?
On 7th July 2021 the configurator and ordering system were launched, with a required 10% deposit.
Can I cancel my reservation?
Yes, as the reservation had no financial commitment, you are free to cancel your reservation.
When can I place an actual order for my XBUS?
You are now able to place an order for your XBUS, the XBUS Configurator ordering system went live on 7th July 2021.
How long will my Early Bird Reservation Voucher remain valid?
You have until 30 September 2021 to use your voucher and secure your £1,000 Early Bird saving.
How many seats does the XBUS have?
Depending on the module, the XBUS has two to four seats with safety belts; however a maximum of three passengers may be transported owing to the vehicle class.
What is the difference between the standard version and the off-road version?
Will there be a socket in the XBUS?
The XBUS will have a 230V socket.
What are the dimensions of the XBUS?
See Specifications, on our Models page.
What is the price difference between the standard and the off-road version?
The price difference between the standard and off-road version will be approximately £2,000.
How many people will the bench seat accommodate?
The bench seat legally offers space for just two people.
In which homologation class does the XBUS belong?
Will the XBUS have heating and air conditioning?
The XBUS will have automatic heating and optional air conditioning.
Does the Camper module have a pop-up roof?
The Camper module will have a pop-up roof that reaches a height of 2.20m.
How big will the bed in the Camper Module be?
The bed will have a length of 210cm and a width of 130cm.
What equipment will the Camper Module have?
Can the cabin modules be changed?
What ventilation with the Camper Module have?
The windows in the front and in the middle of the camper module can be opened. There will also be ventilation incorporated into the pop-up roof.
What materials are used in the XBUS?
Please see our Sustainability page for details.
What happens with the old discarded battery modules?
Discarded batteries are sold to electricity storage farms, where they are used for the intermediate storage of electricity from wind and solar energy.
How are the XBUS batteries any more sustainable?
In what ways is the XBUS sustainable?
See our Sustainability page.
What safety systems will the XBUS have?
How are the batteries protected in the event of a rear impact?
The batteries are equipped with protected deformation zones and thus slide only slightly to the side or forward in the accommodated area.
These FAQs have been taken from the ElectricBrands website and adapted for our use. They are provided in good faith, but at this early stage all details are subject to change. Please see the original version on the eBussy website.