Developed by Van Hool

Our Philosophy

ExquiCity is a dialogue between people, technology and its operational area. It integrates seamlessly in the modern urban environment and offers a truly exquisite way of travelling.

  • Elegance

    Timeless, straight-forward and aerodynamic in appearance.

  • Efficient

    A true challenger for light rail in modern urban areas.

  • Flexible

    Operational under varying circumstances in a dynamic environment.

Combine the flexibility of a bus with the efficiency of light rail.

The Vehicle

The Interior

The timeless and elegant design clearly distinguishes Exqui.City from traditional buses. It emphasises smooth and safe travel through the modern urban environment. Fluid lines, diffused lighting and an advanced ergonomic interior are all crucial to making the trip a relaxing experience for the passengers.

Custom design

The unrivalled flexibility of Van Hool is reflected in the Exqui.City Design Mettis. The flexible platform gives the opportunity to develop a custom made exterior. The design characteristics of the exterior seamlessly continue in the interior. Doing so the vehicle becomes the reflection of your city’s vision on public transport.

The Specifications

24m

length 23.820 mm / 78.15'
width 2.550 mm / 8.36'
height 3.300 mm / 11.15'
boarding height 330 mm / 13.38"
standing height 2.280 mm / 11.15'
wheelbase 6.600 mm / 6.710 mm / 6.710 mm
21.65' / 22.02' / 22.02'
front overhang 1.900 mm / 6.23'
rear overhang 1.900 mm / 6.23'
approach angle 7°7'
departure angle 7°7'
turning radius 12.150 mm / 39.86'
turning radius at body corner 11.400 mm / 37.40'
inside turning radius 5.195 mm / 17.04'
curb weight ≈24.000 kg (diesel-hybrid version)
number of access doors 4
tires 12 tires: 275/70 - R22,5

18m

length 18.610 mm / 61'
width 2.550 mm / 8.36'
height 3.300 mm / 11.15'
boarding height 330 mm / 13.38"
standing height 2.280 mm / 11.15'
wheelbase

6.600 mm / 4.910 mm
21.65 ' / 16.11'

front overhang 1.900 mm / 6.23'
rear overhang 3.400 mm / 11.15'
approach angle 7°7'
departure angle 7°7'
turning radius 12.150 mm / 39.86'
turning radius at body corner 11.400 mm / 37.40'
inside turning radius 5.195 mm / 17.04'
curb weight ≈18.500 kg (trolley version)
number of access doors 4
tires 10 tires: 275/70 - R22,5

Multi Propulsion Platform

The heart of the Exqui.City is the Multi Propulsion Platform, designed to accommodate the latest and greenest alternative propulsion technologies. With this flexible platform Van Hool confirms its experience in integrating new, more efficient and reliable technologies. Every configuration is driven by electric traction.

The Multi Propulsion Platform allows the operator to choose the most optimal and realistic solution. The city characteristics and topography are important factors that influence the motorisation of the Exqui.City. 

Latest News

28
Oct
2014

Scania unveils new Van Hool Scania ExquiCity

In collaboration with Scania, we created the Van Hool Scania ExquiCity. It 's a new way to travel. The bus operates on either gas or biogas to provide a low-level environmental impact.

The bus features a futuristic design and focuses on maximum passenger comfort with spacious interiors and the transport flexibility of a tram.

These buses are in line with the sustainable image Scania stands for.

22
Apr
2014

Inauguration Exqui.City 18 Parma

The Exqui.City for TEP, an 18 meter trolley bus, was officially inaugurated in Parma on 22th April. They will provide a new and efficient way of transportation for people in Parma. There will be a total of 10 Exqui.City's in operation in Parma.

17
Mar
2014

Van Hool delivers first hybrid "tram-bus" to Malmö

Van Hool, independent manufacturer of buses, coaches and industrial vehicles, has delivered a first Exqui.City to the city of Malmö (Sweden). In the coming weeks, 15 of these 24-metre hybrid (biogas-electric) tram-buses will be shipped to Malmö via the port of Zeebruges (Belgium).

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21
Jan
2014

Inauguration Exqui.City TPG

On Tuesday, January 21, 2014 at 9:00 AM, the 1st Exqui.city tpg (transports publics genevois) in Geneva (Switzerland) was officially inaugurated in presence of Mr. Luc Barthassat, Secretary of State in charge of Environment, Mobility and agriculture, Mr. Bertrand Favre, Mayor of Grand-Saconnex and Mme, Anita Frei, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors at tpg.

 

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17
Oct
2013

Van Hool wins 3 ECW awards at Busworld 2013 with Exqui.City design Mettis

Van Hool wins 3 ECW awards at Busworld 2013 for its innovative bus platform Exqui.City design Mettis.

• The Grand Bus Award 2013

• The Comfort Label 2013

• The Design Label 2013

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5
Oct
2013

Inauguration Exqui.City Mettis

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 11:00 AM, Mettis, the new public transport-system in Metz (France) was officially inaugurated, in presence of Mr. Jean-Marc Ayrault the French Prime Minister, Mr. Jean-Luc Bohl, President of Metz Métropole et Mr. Dominique Gros, le Maire de Metz et vice-President of Metz Métropole.

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15
Apr
2013

Van Hool presents first “Exqui.City design Geneva” for TPG at UITP congress

Van Hool is presenting the first example of the new Exqui.City design Geneva (TPG) at the biennial UITP congress in Geneva, Switzerland (26-30 May 2013 at Palexpo, Geneva). It is an 18-metre, articulated trolley version of the Exqui.City, of which the company responsible for public transport in the canton of Geneva, TPG or les Transports Publics Genevois, has ordered a total of 33.

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24
Sep
2012

Sales-Lentz Luxembourg ordered 5 Exqui.City diesel-hybrid buses

The public transport company Sales-Lentz of the Luxembourg city of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg ordered 5 diesel-hybrid buses from Van Hool.

5
Jun
2012

Van Hool presents the Exqui.City Design Mettis at Transports Publics 2012

Van Hool is previewing the Exqui.City Design Mettis at Transports Publics, the biennial European mobility exhibition in Paris (Porte de Versailles, from 5 to 7 June 2012) for the public transport sector. It is a 24 metre long, bi-articulated bus with a diesel-hybrid drive system that will be used for public transport in and round the city of Metz (France) from September 2013. Mettis, Metz’s public transport project, has ordered 27 Exqui.City buses.

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29
Nov
2011

Van Hool to build 15 hybrid “tram-buses” for Malmö

Van Hool has signed a contract with Nobina, the largest passenger transport company in Scandinavia, to supply 15 CNG hybrid Exqui.Citys that will be used to carry passengers in Malmö and the Skane region in Sweden from June 2014.

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26
Apr
2011

TMB Barcelona ordered 3 Exqui.City diesel-hybrid buses

The public transport company TMB of the Spanish city of Barcelona ordered 3 diesel-hybrid buses from Van Hool. The deliveries will start in the first quarter of 2013.

10
Apr
2011

T.E.P. Parma ordered 9 Exqui.City hybrid trolley buses

The public transport company T.E.P. (Trasporti pubblici Parma) of the northern Italian city of Parma ordered 9 hybrid trolley buses from Van Hool and Vossloh Kiepe. The two partners have many years of experience with trolleybus projects. The deliveries will start from mid 2012.

1
Apr
2011

Van Hool presents his ExquiCity bus platform setting new standards for new BRT projects (Bus Rapid Transit).

At the UITP congress and exhibition in Dubai iVan Hool presents the ExquiCity concept.

Besides the existing comprehensive range of buses for public transport Van Hool now launches a Multi Propulsion Platform that serves as the basis for the vehicles for BRT Projects. The specific design and the special interior give the necessary cachet to high level public transport.

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