Alexander Dennis is expanding its zero-emission bus portfolio with new electric buses fully designed and integrated in-house. Available for customer delivery from late 2023, a new small bus and a new electric double-deck will be available alongside products from the BYD ADL partnership, which ADL says will continue to be sold and supported.
The company says the new range of battery electric buses is part of the company’s long-established strategy of offering its own, integrated vehicles alongside buses built on selected partners’ chassis to ensure customers have the widest range of solutions available to meet their individual requirements.
A new design has been developed by in-house designers with input from students of Coventry University’s Automotive and Transport Design course.
Buses for the UK and Ireland will be fully built at ADL’s UK plants and details and technical specifications will be released over the coming months.
Internationally, the new platform will be tailored to the requirements of cities, transport authorities and bus companies in each territory. The recently announced order for Enviro500EV electric double deckers in Hong Kong will be part of this new generation of zero emission buses.
“Alexander Dennis continues to lead the transition to zero-emission mobility and this unparalleled investment in the latest zero-emission technology gives operators, transport authorities and councils the freedom to choose from an even wider range of buses,” says president & managing director Paul Davies. “We have always been highly respected for our product innovation, and throughout this difficult period for our industry we have continued to challenge our engineering team to evolve our range.
“The result will be a brand new fully in-house designed, integrated electric double deck and small bus product giving our customers access to the latest zero-emission vehicle technology from a single, trusted source. Investments can be made safe in the knowledge that everything will continue to receive the first-class aftermarket support that we are renowned for.”