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20 Next-Generation Battery-Electric Alexander Dennis Buses to Join Stagecoach Fleet

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Stagecoach, the UK’s largest bus and coach operator, has ordered 20 new Enviro100EV buses, manufactured by Alexander Dennis.  

Stagecoach placed its order for 20 Enviro100EV ahead of the type’s launch and production is now under way with deliveries expected in the first half of 2024.

The purchase has been supported by the Scottish Government’s ScotZEB challenge fund and the vehicles are expected to be allocated to operating companies in Scotland.

Sam Greer, Chief Operating Officer said:

“Acquiring the new Enviro100EV reaffirms our commitment to our customers experience while also bringing us a step closer to realising our goal of being fully Net Zero by 2050.

“As a part of the fabric of daily life in the UK, we will continue to build on our work to tackle climate change and become more energy efficient.

“Having been involved with these battery-electric buses from the concept phase, we are sure they will establish themselves as a long-serving staple of the Stagecoach fleet.”

The vehicles were unveiled earlier this month as part of the manufacturer’s next generation of battery-electric buses.

Highly manoeuvrable at just 8.5m length and 2.35m width, the Enviro100EV seats up to 25 passengers in the same comfort and style as larger buses with a bright and spacious interior and generous 2+2 seating. 

Alexander Dennis President & Managing Director, Paul Davies, said:

“We’re delighted to have Stagecoach on board as the launch customer for our Enviro100EV “big small bus”.

“We really valued their input as we worked closely with them through the concept phase.

“These next-generation electric buses will be versatile assets for Stagecoach, their expansive range and diminutive road footprint making them equally suited to narrow town streets as winding country lanes. 

“It’s a significant technical challenge packaging 354kWh of battery capacity and up to 285 miles of range into such a small vehicle but our engineers have pulled out the Top Trump card once again.

“The Enviro100EV is best-in-class by some distance and with its future-proof battery system and the next generation of aftermarket support from AD24, this new fleet of small buses is destined to enjoy long, productive working lives in the Stagecoach fleet.”

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