Materials and recycling
Sustainable, recyclable materials.
The key criteria for choosing materials for our productions process is recycling properties, sustainable production and safety.
The stainless steel material of our structural frames are supplied by Stalatube Oy from Finland. The raw material is provided by Outokumpu Oyj, whose mine is located in Finland. Additional benefit of a stainless steel frame is that it helps us reduce weight, compared to aluminum or carbon steel materials.
Floor plate materials are provided by Metsä Group, as we use only Finnish birch plywood flooring materials to maximise the lifetime and minimizing weight. Plywood is an environmentally friendly natural material, compared to often used composite plastic plates. Floor coverings are European made containing no heavy metals. Adhesive materials are supplied by Sika Group.
We avoid using single use plastic materials.
The traction batteries what we use have LFP chemistry, which doesn’t include Cobalt, which is hazardous for the health. The lifetime of our battery packs in usual bus traffic is 8-15 years and 5-15 years extra life in grid energy storage use. Battery packs are standardised, which makes second life possible in battery energy storage containers. Our battery cells are designed recycling in mind and they are returned back to the battery cell manufacturer for re-fabrication after the life time has finished.