At Busworld Europe 2017, Tribus from the Netherlands presented two entirely electric minibuses. With these minibuses, the company provides in the great market demand for emission-free passenger transport. The first electric minibuses will be on the road soon.


fully electric minibus E-Civitas by Tribus:

The first fully electric minibus is the e-Civitas. The vehicle is based on the Fiat Ducato L3H2 and has a front-wheel drive. The e-Civitas has a 70 kWh battery that can reach distances of up to 200 km!



The floor of the e-Civitas is lowered, it has a fully automated sliding side door and a manually foldable platform and is wheelchair accessible. The new Civitas fits in everywhere with a maximum capacity of 8 passengers (8 seats or 7 seats and 1 wheelchair). Ideal for public transport and taxi, shuttle and airport shuttle services. A maximum of 19 kW per hour charge is possible via a Type2 plug for a loading time of about 3.5 hours.


The second fully electric minibus is the so-called e-Ducato: a multifunctional minibus, for which Tribus is receiving a lot of interest already. This low-floor minibus is also based on the Fiat Ducato L3H2. The e-Ducato has the same electric drive as the e-Civitas: a 60 kW electric motor plus a 76 kWh battery. This ensures the e-Ducato has an action radius of over 220 km! This vehicle is available for test drives.

e-Ducato by Tribus

The unique aspect of both minibuses is that the total weight stays below 3500 kg GVW. This means the vehicles can be driven with a category B driving licence.