ADL announces plans for more electric bus models
The British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has announced that it will expand its range with new electric buses that will be developed entirely in-house. With this, ADL intends to offer its own fully integrated vehicles in future, in addition to buses built on chassis from partners.
Initially, a new minibus and a new double-decker are planned for delivery to customers from the end of 2023, according to Alexander Dennis. ADL plans to publish details in the coming months. With the new models, the company says it wants to ensure “that customers have the broadest range of solutions available to meet their individual requirements”.
However, Alexander Dennis’ electric bus partnership with Chinese manufacturer BYD will continue. Together, BYD-ADL offer the Enviro200EV as a single-decker and the Envrio400EV as a double-decker. The latter model is much in use in the UK, including as the iconic red double-decker in London. The company also plans to continue offering the fuel cell version of the double-decker, the Envrio400FCEV.
“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,” says president and chief executive 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.”
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