Owing to the fact that the electric equipment currently being used in the world of transport is only in its infancy, Safra made the decision when launching the Businova project to develop a vehicle that would be upgradeable. The concept was that this would then enable them to eventually offer a zero emissions vehicle, with this being either 100% electric, requiring the addition of a hydrogen extension or requiring its engine to be upgraded to make it more environmentally-friendly. Aside from its bi-modularity, the chassis of the Businova can be adapted to a number of different traction chains on the market, meaning that the most efficient option can be chosen depending on how the technology develops (engines, batteries, auxiliaries, axletrees, etc.). The flexibility of the Businova is such that the vehicle is also capable of adapting to the charging system currently in use on the network or in the process of being acquired. No solution is dismissed, with the Businova capable of operating without any restrictions thanks to the energy pack located beneath the rear platform, its coupling unit and the simple way in which components are integrated into the vehicle.
When developing the Businova project, Safra put together a versatile team that combines all the skills required to develop an innovative product. This process helps build a deeper understanding of the product being developed as well as ensuring high levels of adaptability. The command control is developed by Safra, while any change made to components is rendered easier by a program built around function modules. The approval process is managed internally – the approval file is a set of partial files allowing changes to be made without affecting the relevant timeframes. Simply put – just tell them the type of bus you need and Safra will do the rest.