Bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis has introduced three electric vans to its fleet of vehicles as the first of its field service engineers have completed training for the next generation of zero-emission buses.

The electric vans – Vauxhall e-Vivaro models – have replaced diesel-powered vehicles and are fully equipped with all the tools and equipment needed for field service engineers to attend to buses and coaches at customers’ premises as well as at the roadside.

Alexander Dennis employs 48 AD24 field service engineers across the UK, more than any other manufacturer of buses and coaches.

The first of them have now completed all required training on the next generation of Alexander Dennis electric buses, ready to support customers as the new buses enter fleets in the coming months.

A comprehensive training plan is in place for the remainder of the team.

Bus operator Stagecoach recently placed an order for 20 of the new Alexander Dennis battery electric Enviro100EV model, launched in November.

Tony Davis, Group Aftermarket Director for Alexander Dennis, said, “As we continue to lead the transition to zero-emission mobility, electrification for Alexander Dennis extends beyond buses themselves to the ancillary vehicles that support their operation.

“These three electric vans allow us to evaluate their operational performance ahead of future investment in our AD24 service fleet.

“Fully kitted out with the latest technology and tools, they are a fantastic working environment for our field service engineers as we upskill the team to support our customers in the operation and maintenance of our next-generation electric buses with the expertise they are accustomed to from AD24.”


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