Stagecoach is the first customer for ADL’s Enviro100EV midibus
Stagecoach is Alexander Dennis Limited’s (ADL) first customer for the new Enviro100EV electric midibus. The British public transport operator is procuring 20 units of the Enviro100EV, which is 8.5 metres long and 2.35 metres wide and offers space for up to 25 passengers.
The electric buses are powered by the Voith Electrical Drive System and run on 354kWh batteries. These allow for a “class-leading range of up to 285 miles”.
Deliveries of the new electric bus are scheduled to begin in the first half of 2024. The purchase of the 20 electric midi buses is being supported by the Scottish Government’s ScotZEB Challenge Fund. ADL launched sales of its two new BEV models, the Enviro100EV and Enviro400EV, in the UK and Ireland around a month ago.
“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,” said Sam Greer, Chief Operating Officer for Stagecoach.
“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,” explained Paul Davies, Alexander Dennis President & Managing Director, adding: “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.”