Alexander Dennis displayed a selection of its British-built buses and coaches at ITT Hub, held for the first time at Farnborough International Exhibition & Conference Centre on 30 June to 1 July 2021. In addition to the zero-emission capable Enviro400ER plug-in hybrid, which operates for up to three miles at a time in electric mode and uses geofencing to cut out emissions in pollution hotspots, two electric BYD ADL Enviro400EV double-decks were at ITT Hub for visitors to experience in the ride & drive event as well as on the stand of ADL’s partner for electric buses in the UK and Ireland, BYD. The BYD ADL partnership is the leading supplier of zero emission buses in Britain, with over 1,000 delivered or currently on order.
There were also high-specification Enviro400s on the stands of rental and finance partners Dawsongroup and Mistral Group and examples of Britain’s best-selling single-deck bus, the Enviro200. The Plaxton coach range was represented by a wheelchair-accessible Plaxton Panther from ADL’s available stock and Dawsongroup showed a Plaxton Leopard coach, also built to PSVAR-compliant specification.
ADL stresses that all its buses and coaches for the UK – including the BYD ADL partnership’s electric buses and H2.0, ADL’s second generation hydrogen bus – will continue to be built in Britain at the manufacturer’s major production facilities in Falkirk and Scarborough.
ADL president and managing director, Paul Davies, says: “We are proud to ensure that investment in cleaner and greener buses and coaches benefits communities across the country. We continue to build on and invest in the skills and expertise of our team to design, build and deliver sustainable solutions which put us at the forefront of the transition to zero-emission mobility – we are Leading the ZEvolution.”