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Zenobē enters agreement with Marcopolo to bring fleet electrification expertise to the global bus manufacturer

As featured in Business Green and Bus & Coach Buyer.

  • Zenobē’s collaboration with Marcopolo, the world’s third largest bus manufacturer, will investigate shared opportunities to support the decarbonisation of passenger transport
  • Zenobē will bring its expertise in fleet electrification and smart charging software to the bus manufacturer and its international network of subsidiaries and fleet partners
  • Marcopolo builds strategic partnerships as part of its future mobility strategy

Zenobē, the EV fleet and battery storage specialist, has entered into an agreement with leading bus manufacturer, Marcopolo, to support its future mobility strategy and drive the growth of electric passenger transport around the world.

Marcopolo is the world’s third largest bus manufacturer with buses operating in over 100 countries around the world. Earlier this year it launched the company’s first 100% electric bus model, Attivi, and made a commitment to develop strategic partnerships for the decarbonisation of passenger transport.

The Zenobē Marcopolo partnership will run over the next 12 months and includes joint development and feasibility studies in Australia, the US and other markets. It links Zenobē with Marcopolo’s international network of subsidiaries and fleet partners, growing its presence in these markets.

Underpinning each of these projects will be Zenobē’s award-winning smart charging software, providing Marcopolo and its customers with data and analysis on the operation and optimisation of electric vehicle fleets. Zenobē will gain further valuable insight into international electric vehicle operations.

In Australia, the agreement will investigate how Zenobē’s fleet charging expertise can save time and money for fleet operators. In the USA, it will support the development of a pilot programme to launch Marcopolo’s new eMinibus into the US market, offering trials to local operators.

Zenobē will also facilitate small-scale software integration, pre-loading the software on to Marcopolo’s next generation prototype vehicles. This will provide Marcopolo with valuable information as it develops its electric vehicle offering and will support Zenobē with integrating its software and electric vehicles around the world.

Steven Meersman, Co-founder and Director of Zenobē, said:

“Entering into this agreement will allow Marcopolo to tap into Zenobe’s expertise in battery electric vehicle operations, and crucially use our smart charging software to support the development of new electric vehicle models.

We are excited to build on the projects we have delivered in Australia and to bring our software and expertise to new markets. Zenobē is proud to be helping Marcopolo, one of the largest bus manufacturers in the world, to meet growing global demand for zero emission vehicles.”

João Paulo Ledur, Strategy & Digital Transformation Director of Marcopolo, said:

“Developing complete and advanced solutions for bus electrification is part of our ESG strategy, that is why we have invested in projects and strategic partnerships with public and private companies, in the last years, to contribute to reducing the CO2 emissions in transportation.

Zenobē is a pioneer in its segment and has technological expertise in almost 1.000 owned buses, acquired and rented in different markets around the world, offering, in addition to its software and hardware, an online platform for the management and operational efficiency of the batteries, including second life battery repurposing.”.

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About Zenobē Energy Ltd. (Zenobē):

Zenobē is an international EV fleet and battery storage specialist, headquartered in the UK with operations in Europe and Australasia. It has c. 1.6GW in construction and development in the UK which equates to c. 25% market share forecast by 2026. It has around 25% market share of the UK EV bus sector and c.580 electric vehicles contracted globally. The company is the largest owner and operator of EV buses in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

The company’s pioneering battery storage offering enables power grid operators to provide clean, secure and affordable power, accelerating the global transition to Net Zero energy systems. Zenobē’s fleet solution is driving the adoption of electric vehicles and reducing emissions from the transport and logistics sectors. Its ETaaS (Electric Transport-as-a-Service) solution provides fleet operators and local authorities with a full solution for a pay-per-month fee including charging infrastructure, battery replacement and award-winning software. Zenobē is also a leader in second life battery repurposing EV batteries after their first life, providing incremental power solutions to large business and the film and events industries.

For more information, please visit  www.Zenobē.com

Peter Smith

Head of Product

Pete leads Zenobē’s growing team of Product specialists across all areas of the business. His team oversee our R&D as well as product development in both hardware and software.


He has been working in the European E-Mobility sector from over ten years, specialising in the design, build and delivery of software systems for EV Charging.