COVENTRY RECEIVED 10 BYD ADL ENVIRO400EV DOUBLE DECKERS
Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD Europe has supplied 10 electric double deck buses to National Express for operation in Coventry, as part of a wider investment in 29 zero emission BYD ADL Enviro400EV.
Following the operator’s pledge to never buy another diesel bus, these clean buses have entered service in Coventry, linking the city centre and University Hospital. It are 10.9m long BYD ADL Enviro400EV and they offer the up to 65 seated passengers USB chargers and free wi-fi. An advanced heat pump system is installed for heating the saloon from the main batteries without unduly impacting operational range.
Interesting is that the 382kWh BYD Iron-Phosphate batteries on each vehicle are maintained by Zenobe Energy, who provides them to the operator along with the charging system at the depot and a software platform which helps monitor and optimise energy use. Zenobe Energy is one a UK based owner-operator of mobile and stationary batteries.
Coventry’s new fleet of 10 electric double deckers follows 19 similar vehicles for Birmingham that ADL supplied earlier in the year.