STAGECOACH SAYS IT WILL HAVE BY THE END OF 2020 ONE OF THE BIGGEST ELECTRIC BUS FLEETS IN EUROPE
Stagecoach in Cambridge is first in UK regions to launch BYD ADL
Enviro400EV electric double deckers. Over the past decade across the UK, Stagecoach has invested more than £1 billion in new greener vehicles and states by the end of 2020 it will have one of the biggest electric bus fleets in Europe.
Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD Europe jointly announced today that their electric vehicle partnership has supplied two electric double deck buses that Stagecoach will operate in Cambridge in the first use of the zero-emission BYD ADL Enviro400EV in the UK outside London.
The BYD ADL Enviro400EV enter service on Stagecoach’s city network on 17 th February. The BYD ADL Enviro400EV is built in ADL’s factories in Great Britain on chassis supplied by its electric bus partner for the UK market, BYD. Stagecoach has opted for the 4.2m low-height version of ADL’s City style body, seating up to 70 passengers on comfortable ADL SmartSeats. The 10.9m long vehicles provide room for a further 13 standees. Michelle Hargreaves, Stagecoach East Managing Director: “Over the years we have steadily reduced the environmental impact of our diesel buses and now 32% of the fleet have the most efficient Euro 6 engines. The addition of the electric vehicles is a further step forward in our attempts to keep emissions to a minimum.”