Bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis has announced it is expanding its EV portfolio with the addition of new electric bus models fully designed and integrated in-house.
Available for customer delivery from late 2023, a new small bus and a new electric double decker will complement the products of its partnership with Chinese firm BYD, which will continue to be sold and supported.
Designers from Alexander Dennis, with input from students of Coventry University’s sector-leading Automotive and Transport Design course, will create a new design language for the new models.
Buses for the UK and Ireland will be fully built in Britain and details and technical specifications will be released over the coming months.
The current battery electric BYD ADL Enviro200EV and BYD ADL Enviro400EV products, built in partnership with BYD, will continue to be offered in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand.
Meanwhile, Alexander Dennis’s second-generation hydrogen bus, the Enviro400FCEV, will also continue to form an important part of the company’s zero-emission bus range and will be delivered to launch customer Liverpool City Region later this year.
Paul Davies, president & managing director at Alexander Dennis said, “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.
“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.”