British transport group Stagecoach has announced its first order for a new generation of battery-electric buses from bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis. The company will purchase 55 Enviro400EV double-decker buses from the bus manufacturer. Working with Oxfordshire County Council, the company aims to decarbonize buses in the Oxfordshire region with funding from the British government.
Stagecoach, the UK’s largest bus operator, will put 55 electric Enviro400EVs on the road by the end of 2023. Part of Alexander Dennis’ zero-emission buses, the Enviro400EV is a battery-powered double-decker bus designed to carry large numbers of passengers around the city. These new buses can travel up to 260 miles on a single charge.
Sam Greer, Engineering Director for Stagecoach, said: “We’re pleased to be continuing our commitment to move to a zero-emission UK bus fleet by becoming the first operator to make major investment in the new fleet of Enviro400EV buses to operate on our services in Oxford.