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London bus operator orders 195 electric buses from Alexander Dennis and BYD

Five years ago, Alexander Dennis (ADL), a subsidiary of global bus manufacturer NFI Group, formed a partnership with BYD UK to build electric buses, using BYD’s battery-electric driveline technology and ADL’s British-built, customizable bodies. There are now over 400 BYD ADL electric buses operating in London alone, and another 300 vehicles are on order. Now… Read more »

Alexander Dennis launches double-deck hybrid bus with extended electric range

British bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis has launched the Enviro400ER Electric Range, a double-deck hybrid bus that can run up to three miles in electric mode. Built in partnership with BAE Systems, the Enviro400ER’s lithium nickel manganese cobalt battery has a capacity of 32 kWh. Arthur Whiteside, Managing Director of UK Sales at Alexander… Read more »

Fourth London bus route goes electric with Alexander Dennis/BYD e-buses

London’s world-famous red buses are steadily going electric. Route 153 serves many of the City of London’s most congested streets, between Finsbury Park in the north and Moorgate in the heart of the financial district. This route will be the fourth in the capital to go fully electric, with a new fleet consisting of eleven… Read more »

First Bus to build charging hub with 160 e-bus charge points in Glasgow

Transit operator First Bus plans to install 160 charging points at its Caledonia bus depot in Glasgow. There will be space to charge up to 320 electric buses on site. First Bus, which currently operates 337 buses out of the depot, eventually plans to replace half its fleet with electric buses. The first phase of… Read more »

NFI unveils electric double-decker bus for North America

Bus and coach manufacturer the NFI Group has unveiled its first zero-emission, three-axle double-deck bus. The Enviro500EV CHARGE is the North American all-electric version of the company’s popular double-decker bus, and is produced by NFI subsidiary Alexander Dennis (ADL). The 45-foot Enviro500EV CHARGE offers panoramic views, low-floor entry, reclined seating, overhead reading lights and air… Read more »

MCI launches new D series battery-electric commuter coach

Bus and coach manufacturer Motor Coach Industries (MCI), a subsidiary of the NFI Group (which also includes the New Flyer and Alexander Dennis brands), has unveiled its new zero-emission commuter coach, the D45 CRT LE CHARGE, and also launched its new D series of coaches. The battery-electric D45 CRT LE CHARGE integrates CHARGE propulsion technology… Read more »

Proterra launches program to help OEMs build EVs for commercial fleets

California-based electric bus maker Proterra has launched a new program, Proterra Powered, to help automakers manufacture their own electric fleet vehicles. Proterra designs and manufactures battery systems, electric drivetrain technology, and standardized, heavy-duty charging systems for commercial vehicle applications. As part of Proterra Powered, Proterra will provide OEMs with the electrification hardware as well as… Read more »

Foothill Transit deploys double-decker e-bus with Proterra battery packs

US e-bus builder Proterra and British bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis (ADI) are collaborating to produce an electric double-decker bus for California’s Foothill Transit. The new e-bus will enter service in 2019. Foothill Transit already has several Proterra buses in service, and plans to completely electrify its fleet by 2030. Alexander Dennis has been… Read more »

AKASOL opens European production facility for commercial EV batteries

German battery manufacturer AKASOL has announced the opening of a new semi-automated production facility for commercial vehicle batteries. The company has invested €10 million in the new commercial plant at Langen, in the Hesse region of Germany. The facility has a capacity of 600 MWh of battery systems per year, enough to equip up to… Read more »

Transport for London tests wireless charging with diesel hybrid buses

Transport for London plans to test wireless inductive charging technology with four diesel hybrid buses. The Alexander Dennis Enviro400H E400 double-deckers will operate on route 69 between Canning Town and Walthamstow bus stations, and will be fitted with special technology enabling on-board batteries to receive a charge at bus stands at either end of the… Read more »