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Guernsey trials Alexander Dennis small electric bus

18 April 2024 #Bus and Coach

Guernsey bus operator CT Plus is carrying out on-road trials of the next-generation Alexander Dennis Enviro100EV “big small bus”.

The pilot is part of efforts by the States of Guernsey and bus operator CT Plus to find a suitable electric bus for the Channel Island’s narrow and winding roads.

At 2.35 metres wide and a length of 8.5 metres, the Enviro100EV has been designed to cope with these challenges, while having 25 seats and a maximum capacity of 45 passengers.

CT Plus and Alexander Dennis will be analysing data on energy consumption, charging requirements and manoeuvrability on the Island’s bus routes.

The manufacturer offers extensive route modelling using an automotive industry-standard multi-physics simulation.

Kevin Hart, CT Plus Director said: “It’s great news that Guernsey is among the first to trial the Enviro100EV.

“This shows the continued commitment manufactures have to finding the right solution for the island.

“The bus has an impressive capacity for its small size as some three more can be accommodated on the Enviro100EV than can be taken on the current buses being used in Guernsey.”

Shaun Millar, National Account Manager for Alexander Dennis, said: “We expect that our ‘big small bus’ will perform well in Guernsey as its size and manoeuvrability make it ideal for the Island’s roads while offering passengers the comfort of a much larger vehicle.

“This is one of the first on-road trials of the Enviro100EV and we are really looking forward to analysing the results together with CT Plus.”

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