Wrightbus delivers electric buses to Limerick

The Irish city of Limerick is getting 55 electric double-decker buses. The first batch of 34 StreetDeck Electroliner from Wrightbus is about to enter into service, while the remaining 21 will be delivered in early 2025.

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According to an accompanying press release, the bus service in Limerick “is set to become one of Ireland’s first fully-electric regional city bus services as part of a €54 million investment by the National Transport Authority (NTA).”

The buses are operated by Ireland’s national bus company, Bus Éireann. The buses will be charged overnight at Limerick’s Roxboro depot. Moreover, drivers and mechanics underwent more than 500 hours of training in preparation for the all-electric fleet.

“Our mission is to help make life better and this transformative €54 investment in new zero-emission fleet, funded by the NTA, helps us reduce greenhouse gas emissions, providing a cleaner and greener public transport solution for everyone in Limerick city,” says Stephen Kent, CEO of Bus Éireann. Anne Graham, CEO of NTA adds: “These zero-emission vehicles will not only provide a smoother, more accessible journey for our customers, but will also significantly reduce CO2 emissions and noise pollution in the areas they operate. This investment highlights the NTA’s dedication to creating a cleaner, greener and more efficient future for the people of Limerick.”

“We are delighted to partner with the NTA in the drive to zero-emission public transport and to have played our part in helping it develop one of Ireland’s first fully-electric regional city bus services,” Wrightbus CEO Jean-Marc Gales. “Our ambition is to see many more of our buses be rolled out across cities, towns and rural areas all over the world.”



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