XBUS FAQ

We are currently revising our FAQ. The updated XBUS FAQ will be available again shortly.

You have questions about the XBUS? Here you find the answer! Our team continuously collects the most frequently asked questions, publishes them here and updates the list continuously.

The XBUS will have a variable battery system. Based on the experience gained from many test kilometres with our prototypes, we are currently optimizing the overall concept. Further details can be found in our newsletter. We currently assume that 5 kWh will cost approx. €2,000.

A trailer coupling can be ordered as an optional accessory. How high the tensile and support load will be can only be communicated after completion of the homologation.

A bicycle rack can be ordered as an option.

The XBUS will have a 230 V socket in the interior.

There will be various roof rack systems in the future, which are expected to range from a conventional luggage rack to a roof box. We will provide information on the static and dynamic roof load in a timely manner.

You can already discover a small selection of accessories in our “Light” configurator under "Optionals" (https://electricbrands.de/en/configurator/ ). This and a few more, will be available as options in our final configurator, including a corresponding price list.

An extensive test drive is only possible once your ElectricBrands partner has demonstration vehicles. We produce our prototypes for development purposes, so a test drive with our prototypes is unfortunately not possible. 

We will present the XBUS throughout Europe at our planned roadshow, exhibitions and trade fairs. We inform you about our participation in exhibitions and trade fairs on our social media channels and on our website. Since we are currently still in the development phase, our numerous partners do not have any vehicles yet. However, our ElectricBrands partners can already advise you about your XBUS today. 

We are working hard to provide you with the possibility of configuration and reservation in your country as soon as possible. Please be patient if your country is not already included; we will notify you immediately as soon as the XBUS is available in other countries. 

If your life situation has changed in the meantime, or you no longer like your chosen preconfiguration, you can completely reconfigure or cancel your XBUS in the final configurator. You are not bound by your original reservation. In the event of a cancellation, you will of course receive your reservation fee (minus €150 processing fee) back. 

Of course, you have the option of cancelling the reservation within the statutory cancellation period of 14 (fourteen) days after we have received the reservation.

In our “Light” configurator, you can save your production spot with a preliminary configuration. You can then make a final configuration of your XBUS later in the final configurator and of course change your mind. 

In the final configurator, you can choose between instant purchase, financing, leasing and various subscription models. 

The price difference between the two variants is expected to be approximately €2,200. 

Currently, you have the option of configuring your XBUS in advance in the “Light” configurator and thus secure your production spot. In this case, we will delivery chronologically according to the receipt of the reservation sequence.

As soon as the final configurator has been activated, you can bindingly configure and order your XBUS there, taking into account the reservation fee already paid. 

To ensure the security of the reservation fee, we have prepared a sound financial plan. In combination with a revised product development plan as well as a production plan, it is significantly ensured that the XBUS will soon have its market launch, albeit with a delay. However, if you have any concerns, just let us know and we will work together to find a solution.

Your voucher is valid until the release in the final configurator. 

We are currently developing a worldwide sales and service network. We have already been able to inspire more than 800 partners in Europe for the XBUS. Our aim is that your nearest retailer in the future will not be more than 25 kilometres away from your place of residence. Please understand that this is not feasible worldwide due to geographical circumstances, but we ensure that flawless sales and service coverage is guaranteed. 

You can find your nearest ElectricBrands partner via our dealer search at https://electricbrands.de/en/retailersearch/. When you enter your country and your postal code, your current closest ElectricBrands partner will be displayed immediately. 

We started with the first design projects approx. three years ago and continuously optimized the vehicle concept. On 7 July 2020, we presented our first prototype and then started testing and optimizing it.

In addition, we showed the first prototypes to our partners and customers at roadshows in Germany, Italy and France. We were able to get numerous experience examples and opinions from future users to incorporate them directly into the development of the second prototype.

The second prototype was completed at the beginning of November and represents the second evolutionary stage of development for us. Our next task is to ensure exceptional quality.

We are currently working on the technical and qualitative optimization of the entire vehicle as well as on the development of our third prototype with the camper module. 

Due to the current supplier situation and the associated development and production processes, we are currently working on a valid schedule to give you an expected time window for the start of production as soon as possible. 

The purchase of a production site is not supported by the state. The advantage here, however, is that a possible state subsidy for the final purchase of the XBUS is not influenced by the early acquisition of a production site. 

A vehicle must be listed to be eligible for funding. Listing can only take place when the vehicle is finally homologated and ready for series production. Since we are currently still in the development process, it is not yet possible to have the XBUS listed.

As a rule, entitlement to a subsidy only results from the registration of one's own vehicle, and therefore the regulations in force at that time apply.

In addition, the eligibility conditions vary from country to country and in some cases within the regions of an individual country. Therefore, please contact the appropriate institution for general funding eligibility in your region. 

The XBUS is designed as a light vehicle and falls into the homologation class L7e-B2 until further notice. 

According to the selected module, the costs are expected to be between approx. €1,200 and €17,000. You can find detailed prices in the final configurator.

To facilitate a simple module change, we will offer you different leasing options via the trade of the individual modules. Details will be provided as soon as they become available. 

You can always adapt the XBUS to your needs and change the modules without special tools. Depending on the size, structure and weight of the module, your ElectricBrands partner can help you with the change. 

Depending on the module, the XBUS will have two to four seats with seat belts. Due to the homologation guidelines, we are currently limited to three seats that can be occupied. However, we are working hard to obtain approval for all four seats. 

We are already working on additional product models and will provide information about this soon. 

The difference between the standard and off-road models is that the off-road model has more ground clearance (approx. 4 – 6 cm), off-road tires and a modified body. In order to achieve the increased ground clearance, the chassis is optimized with regard to the height and tuning.

We are currently finalizing this information as part of series development. More detailed information will follow soon.

The XBUS can be charged via household electricity, at a wallbox, public charging stations (type 2, 11 kW), via a battery exchange at our battery exchange stations and, of course, via the integrated solar roof.

Depending on the battery, charging on a 230 V socket takes approx. 3 – 6 hours. Since you can also charge the XBUS on a wallbox and public charging stations with a type 2 plug, the charging time is shortened according to the power supply. 

The battery modules can be rented for a variable period of time both at our ElectricBrands partners and at one of our battery replacement stations. 

THE XBUS is made from materials such as natural fibres, composites, aluminium, steel, wood and recyclable plastics. As a result, we achieve a recyclability of more than 95%. 

The solar roof is integrated as standard for each module, depending on the size of the roof surface.

The final performance figures are not yet clear, but we are aiming for a charging performance of approx. 600 W.

We are currently finalizing this information as part of series development. More detailed information will follow soon. 

The lightweight design of the XBUS in combination with the integrated solar roof and an efficient and innovative drive concept makes it possible to design a vehicle with low fuel consumption in combination with a comparatively long range. 

A bench seat can accommodate up to two people by law.

The XBUS will have heating and optional air conditioning. This can be included in the configuration in the final configurator. 

The XBUS will have a two-year warranty. This covers both the vehicle and the battery modules. This can be extended for up to ten years at an additional cost. By using the battery replacement system, you also have the guarantee of always having fully functional battery modules. 

Since we produce a light vehicle and not an automobile, the maximum speed is 100 km/h for safety reasons. Should new conditions arise during the development process, the maximum speed will be adapted accordingly. 

The XBUS is expected to have Isofix, and whether it will be available as standard or as an option is still pending. 

The weight of a battery module is expected to be approx. 10 kilograms.

We are currently finalizing this information as part of series development. More detailed information will follow soon. 

We already attach importance to a high recyclability in the selection process of the batteries. In addition, we will work with cooperation partners such as power storage farms, which use the battery modules to store electricity temporarily from wind and solar energy. These will then be recycled by special companies. 

Our mission is to keep the value chain sustainable in the regions in which the XBUS is produced. When selecting our suppliers, we therefore attach great importance to spatial proximity and sustainability. Thus, we have cooperations with leading German and European manufacturers. 

The XBUS will have a rollover-compatible cabin with an integrated crash box. In addition, we design active and passive safety systems such as an ESC system. 

Crash tests are not necessary for approval in this class. However, we will still do this and share the results with you. 

The camper module will have a pop top with integrated solar panel. We are planning headroom of approx. 2.20 meters. 

The bed will have a lying area of approx. 210 cm x 130 cm.

We are currently finalizing this information as part of series development. More detailed information will follow soon. 

The camper module is expected to include a reclining area, a kitchenette with a sink, refrigerator, hotplate, fresh water and grey water tanks. 

The windows can be opened for air circulation in the front as well as in the rear area. In addition, the pop up will have a ventilation function, which enables an exchange of air. 

The camper module will of course have storage options. Due to the very compact design, we can only specify exact capacities when the prototype is completed. 

The XBUS is expected to have the following dimensions:

Length: 3,945 mm
Width of standard chassis: 1,630 mm; Off-road chassis: 1,690 mm
Height of standard chassis: 1,920 mm; Off-road chassis: 1,970 mm

We are currently finalizing this information as part of series development. More detailed information will follow soon. 

By using modern electrified drive technology, a significantly higher torque is achieved than in conventional drives with an internal combustion engine.

We are currently finalizing this information as part of series development. More detailed information will follow soon. 

The XBUS is designed with a wheelbase of approx. 2,200 mm.

We are currently finalizing this information as part of series development. More detailed information will follow soon. 

The XBUS is designed with the following track widths:

Standard chassis: Front: 1,350 mm; Rear: 1,280 mm
Off-road chassis: Front: 1,410 mm; Rear: 1,350 mm

We are currently finalizing this information as part of series development. More detailed information will follow soon. 

The overhang is expected to be approx. 960 mm at the front and approx. 780 mm at the rear. This can vary depending on the module and accessories.

We are currently finalizing this information as part of series development. More detailed information will follow soon. 

The XBUS is expected to have a wheel and tire combination of 185/75 R16.

We are currently finalizing this information as part of series development. More detailed information will follow soon. 

The angles of the standard variant are expected to be approx. 26 degrees at the front and 41 degrees at the rear. The off-road model is expected to have an approach angle of approx. 31 degrees at the front and a departure angle 41 degrees at the rear.

We are currently finalizing this information as part of series development. More detailed information will follow soon. 

The ramp angle of the standard model is expected to be 31 degrees, while it is expected to be 40 degrees in the off-road model.

We are currently finalizing this information as part of series development. More detailed information will follow soon. 

The loading height is expected to be approx. 950 mm for the standard model and approx. 1,000 mm for the off-road model.

We are currently finalizing this information as part of series development. More detailed information will follow soon. 

Since we are currently still in the development phase, we are not yet able to make any valid statements about the internal dimensions of the cargo spaces and loading areas. However, we design the modules with the following loading volumes:

Bus: folded seats 2770 litres with bench seat 2300 litres

Tipper: only loading area 1140 litres

Box: 6430 litres

Transporter: 2500 litres plus approx. 260 litres average module foot space

Pickup Bus: only loading area 480 litres

Pick Up: only loading area 1150 litres

Cabrio & Camper: not yet displayable

We are currently finalizing this information as part of series development. More detailed information will follow soon. 

Since the start of the entire production is postponed, each production or reservation number is affected. Of course, your production spot will remain in place at the start of production, so you will continue to be one of the first to receive and drive your XBUS. 

To ensure the security of the reservation fee, we have prepared a sound financial plan. In combination with a revised product development plan as well as a production plan, it is significantly ensured that the XBUS will soon have its market launch, albeit with a delay. However, if you have any concerns, just let us know and we will work together to find a solution. 

Under the Distance Selling Act, you can cancel your order within 14 days of order confirmation. In addition, you can cancel your order in the final configurator. Your already paid down payment will be refunded after deduction of a €150 processing fee. 

We are currently working on a completely new website with the integrated final configurator. The focus is on user-friendliness for you as our customer and the associated digital product experience.

This involves very large far-reaching changes and optimizations, which is why we are unable to communicate a final date at this time.

However, we are working to ensure that the final configurator will be unlocked for you this summer. 

To offer you the best vehicle in its class, we will use the delay time to optimize the XBUS in the following areas:

– Quality
– Drive
– Chassis
– Safety systems

As soon as the development/optimization of the individual areas is conclusively determined, we will inform you specifically about this. 

The challenges of the COVID pandemic have contributed to this and have not left us unscathed. The delay is caused by the consequences known in almost all industries, such as the temporary loss of workers, temporary closures of plants, ports and transport chains, which have resulted in supply chain difficulties. Special mention should be made of the already existing topic of the high demand for microchips, which has been exacerbated by the COVID crisis.

We have decided to use the time effectively to optimize the XBUS in many areas. In spite of these unexpected challenges, we are still highly motivated to get things done. 

From the outset, we have been working together to select partners and investors. We ask for your understanding that we cannot name them for reasons of data protection (GDPR). 

Our financing consists of traditional investments on the one hand, i.e., loans and participations, and of cooperation with suppliers and development partners on the other hand.

The delay in development delays not only production but also homologation. Against the background of the homologation restriction of three seats and vehicle optimization, we are currently examining further homologation options and classes together with development.

We expect that all decisions and further steps will be taken by the middle of the year. 

All USPs of the XBUS are of course maintained and even optimized further, so that all-wheel drive, the modularity of the vehicle as well as the battery replacement are being further reworked according to the findings of the tests carried out and thus will be improved.

Once the definitive technical specifications have been established, we will inform you accordingly.

Production will be carried out as planned according to the principle "first come, first serve", which means that we prioritize the production of the modules according to order receipts. 

We are currently working on a completely new website, with the integrated final configurator. The focus is on user-friendliness and a digital product experience.

In a further step, we will produce a small number of development vehicles and present them to you and the public afterwards. 

Before the market launch, there will be a number of test vehicles, which will be circulating among our ElectricBrands partners on site. The vehicles ordered by our ElectricBrands partners themselves can then be used as demonstration vehicles for test drives, for example. 

The planned optimizations entail in part higher costs and in part lower ones. Therefore, we cannot yet make a concrete statement on the final price determination.

Should price adjustments inevitably occur, we will announce them as early as possible. We also strive to carry out any price adjustment in line with the market. 

A vehicle must be correspondingly listed to be eligible for funding. Listing for this can only take place when the vehicle is finally homologated and ready for series production. Since we are currently still in the development process, we cannot yet list the XBUS.

As a rule, entitlement to a subsidy only results from the registration of a vehicle, and therefore the regulations in force at that time apply. In the event of a delay, the conditions at the time of the market launch shall apply. 

As already mentioned in number 2, we are currently examining all available options in the context of general homologation as well as obtaining exemptions to be able to homologate the XBUS for more than three persons. 

To ensure the security of the down payment, we have prepared a sound financial plan. In combination with a revised product development plan as well as a production plan, it is significantly ensured that the XBUS will soon have its market launch, albeit with a delay.
To ensure the security of the down payment, we have prepared a sound financial plan. In combination with a revised product development plan as well as a production plan, it is significantly ensured that the XBUS will soon have its market launch, albeit with a delay.
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