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41 next-gen electric buses for London

11 July 2024 #Bus and Coach

Stagecoach will receive 24 Enviro100EV small buses and 17 Enviro400EV double deckers in early 2025 for routes operated by Transport for London (TfL).

The next generation of Alexander Dennis electric buses meets the latest iterations of TfL’s pioneering Bus Safety Standard, with the Enviro100EV “big small bus” providing 21 seats that can navigate narrow residential streets thanks to its short 8.5-metre length and narrow 2.35m width.

Alexander Dennis was the first manufacturer to receive a positive result from independent impact testing of the buses’ revised front geometry, which protects vulnerable road users and improves direct vision for drivers.

The vehicles have benchmark energy efficiency with 0.67kWh/km over the UK Bus Cycle for the Enviro400EV and 0.54kWh/km for the Enviro100EV, plus warrantable energy throughput of up to 1.6GWh and 1.2GWh respectively.

Ben Werth, Group Sales & Business Development Manager for Alexander Dennis, said: “This new order further confirms the incredible success of our next-generation vehicle platform, which we’ve designed in-house from the ground up to drive value for the UK bus industry through efficiency, longevity and flexibility.

“Before the first London-specification demonstrators have even hit the road, orders are in place from Stagecoach as the group recognises our next-generation buses’ potential to deliver outstanding total cost of ownership with an electric drive system that could last two full TfL route contract terms without a need for battery replacement.”

Nick Owen, Director of Buses at TfL, said: “London has the largest zero-emission bus fleet in Western Europe, with more than 1,400 buses, and we look forward to welcoming these 41 new Alexander Dennis electric buses on our routes. When the entire fleet is zero-emission, we will have saved around 5m tonnes of carbon.

“These new zero-emission buses all comply with our Bus Safety Standards for safer journeys for all road users, and will also support vital jobs across the UK in various stages of their production.”

Paul Lynch, Managing Director of Stagecoach London, said: “We’re looking forward to operating these buses which promise a step forward in range and longevity. They add to our rapidly growing electric bus fleet as we play our part in delivering TfL and the Mayor’s targets for London, as well as our own Stagecoach commitments on carbon reduction.”

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