Alexander Dennis has delivered two new Enviro200 single deck buses to independent Scottish operator Peter Hogg Coach & Minibus Hire.
The pair of 9.7m-long buses were built to the operator’s specification and their 34 belted Alexander Dennis SmartSeats are fitted with USB charging points and use the manufacturer’s SmartPack efficiency technology to reduce exhaust emissions, giving them Low Emission Bus status.
SmartPack combines engine stop-start and electrically-driven cooling fans with the smart management of alternator and air compressor to only charge during vehicle deceleration when they place no additional load on the engine.
This results in a reduction in emissions and fuel consumption of 24% in the LowCVP test cycle.
Peter Hogg operates services for Scottish Borders Council, connecting towns and villages in the Kelso, Jedburgh and Hawick areas, as well as a cross-border route to Newcastle upon Tyne on behalf of Northumberland County Council.
Continuing a tradition, the new vehicles are named after animated film characters, albeit this time with additional meaning for the family business as the names Peter Pan and Betty Boop were chosen to commemorate the late Peter and Betty Hogg.
Annelisse Hogg, Director, said: “We bought our first Alexander Dennis bus last year and it has proven such a reliable performer in our fleet that we were delighted to choose the Enviro200 again for this year’s investment.
“The ability to tailor these to our own specification has been a real pleasure, giving us the perfect vehicles for our needs.”