MCV Evolution

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MCV Evolution
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Arriva Shires & Essex MCV Evolution bodied Man 14.220 at Slough Bus Station in August 2014
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A MCV Evolution owned by Avon Buses on an Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart Chassis
Overview
Manufacturer MCV
Body and chassis
Doors 1 or 2 doors
Floor type Low floor
Low entry
Chassis Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart
Dennis Dart SLF
MAN A22
MAN A66
MAN A76
Mercedes-Benz OC500LE
Volvo B7RLE
Volvo B8RLE
VDL SB180
VDL SB200 (one only)
Powertrain
Capacity 27 to 41 seated
Dimensions
Length 8.8m to 12.1m
Width 2.5m
Height 3.0m
Chronology
Predecessor MCV Stirling

The MCV Evolution (stylised as eVolution) is a low floor and low entry single-decker bus bodywork built by Manufacturing Commercial Vehicles. It was unveiled in late 2004. It is the successor of the MCV Stirling.

The MCV Evolution is based on the Stirling that it has a rounded roof dome (no longer peaked) and a separately mounted destination display with either a double-curvature windscreen or a single-curvature windscreen and it is offered on the MAN 12.220 (A76), 12.240 (A76), 14.220 (A66) and 14.240 (A66) however there were plans to body on an even shorter MAN chassis, the 10.220, which can be built as short as 8.5m long. From late 2005 it was offered on the Dennis Dart SLF since Alexander Dennis wanted to offer their chassis with other bodies. Although Alexander Dennis has replaced the Dart with the new Enviro200 Dart it is still offered with the MCV bodywork. In October 2009, MCV and Arriva Bus and Coach unveiled the VDL SB180/MCV Evolution in Coach and Bus Live 2009.

The MCV Evolution was also offered on larger full-size single-decker buses, such as the Volvo B7RLE, MAN A22 and Mercedes-Benz OC500LE.

One eVolution body was built on VDL SB200 chassis in 2012 as a static demonstrator for Arriva Bus & Coach (dealer); two years later it was road registered and put into service with Richards Bros of Cardigan, Wales as YJ14CCV. It remains a unique one-off bus as no actual orders were placed.

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