Alexander Dennis announces extension to electric bus portfolio

New electric small bus and double-decker, expected to be available from late 2023, will be offered

Bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis is launching two new electric buses fully designed and integrated in-house using its own expertise.

The new electric small bus and double-decker, which will be available for customer delivery from late 2023, are part of the company’s long-established strategy of offering its own, integrated vehicles alongside buses built on selected partners’ chassis to ensure customers have the widest range of solutions available to meet their individual requirements.

The new models will highlight their zero emission credentials, allowing operators to make a bold statement that underlines and showcases their clean transport investment, the company says.

Buses for the UK and Ireland will be fully built in Britain. Details and technical specifications will be released over the coming months.

Internationally, the new platform will be tailored to the requirements of cities, transport authorities and bus companies in each territory, in line with Alexander Dennis’s philosophy of providing the optimal solution for every market demand.

The established battery electric BYD ADL Enviro200EV and BYD ADL Enviro400EV products built in partnership with BYD will continue to be offered in the UK and Ireland.

Alexander Dennis’s second-generation hydrogen bus, the Enviro400FCEV, will also continue to form an important part of the company’s zero-emission bus range and will be delivered to launch customer Liverpool City Region later this year. Already fully designed and integrated by Alexander Dennis, it shares technology and key driveline components with the upcoming new battery-electric models.

“Alexander Dennis continues to lead the transition to zero-emission mobility and this unparalleled investment in the latest zero-emission technology gives operators, transport authorities and councils the freedom to choose from an even wider range of buses,” said president and managing director, Paul Davies.

“We have always been highly respected for our product innovation, and throughout this difficult period for our industry we have continued to challenge our engineering team to evolve our range. The result will be a brand new fully in-house designed, integrated electric double deck and small bus product giving our customers access to the latest zero-emission vehicle technology from a single, trusted source. Investments can be made safe in the knowledge that everything will continue to receive the first-class aftermarket support that we are renowned for.”

Dan Parton
Dan Parton
Dan Parton is a former editor of Truck & Driver, the UK’s biggest selling truck magazine. He is now writes for The Van Expert and The Truck Expert.

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