First Bus has ordered five BYD ADL Enviro400EV electric double-deck buses, for use on park-and-ride services in West Yorkshire. The buses will operate from First’s Hunslet Park depot in Leeds, where charging infrastructure was introduced last year to support the expansion of zero-emission buses in the city fleet.
First has chosen the larger Enviro400EV at 10.8m long and a height of 4.3m. The buses will have 69 seats and will use zero-emission heat pump technology to control interior heating and cooling.
The all-electric vehicles are part of an ongoing investment programme by First West Yorkshire to upgrade its fleet in the city with zero emission and ultra-low emission buses, and part of a wider commitment by First Bus to operate a fully zero-emission fleet by 2035.
Simon Carlisle, engineering director, First West Yorkshire, says: “I’m delighted to confirm this latest vehicle order which continues our strong relationship with Alexander Dennis. It is also further evidence of our commitment to develop a zero-emission fleet in the years ahead and play our role in creating cleaner air in Leeds and other towns and cities in the region.”