Alexander Dennis welcomes Stagecoach as the launch customer for its recently-launched Enviro100EV small zero-emission bus. The purchase of the 20 e-buses has been supported by the Scottish Zero-Emission Bus Challenge Fund (ScotZEB) as the vehicles are expected to be allocated to operating companies in Scotland. The Enviro100EV was unveiled earlier this month as part of the manufacturer’s next generation of battery-electric buses.
With just 8.5m length and 2.35m width, the Enviro100EV seats up to 25 passengers in 2+2 seating. Powered by the Voith Electrical Drive System, the energy stored in its 354kWh batteries gives it a range of up to 285 miles. The battery system was developed for Alexander Dennis by its partner Impact Clean Power Technology. Deliveries are expected in the first half of 2024. Paul Davies, Alexander Dennis President & Managing Director, 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.” Alexander Dennis is the UK’s largest bus and coach manufacturer and offers single and double deck vehicles under the brands of Alexander Dennis and Plaxton.