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 Dennis, said, “Improving air quality is on everyone’s agenda and Alexander Dennis supports these efforts with the market’s widest range of low- and zero- emission buses. Our new Electric Range option offers a highly cost-effective way of introducing zero-emissions capability with no need to change operational practices.”

Ian Wilson, Director of Business Development at BAE Systems, said, “Our proven Electric Range hybrid technology provides an innovative and practical solution that is used in thousands of buses worldwide. This system delivers low-emission operation wherever there is emerging demand for clean air zones, without the complication and expense of charging infrastructure.”

Source: Alexander Dennis