Arriva London has placed an order with Wrightbus for 34 more double deck battery electric StreetDeck Electroliners for delivery in early 2024.
These buses will be based at Arriva’s Enfield depot and will serve passengers on Route 279, taking its fleet in the capital to more than 100 electric vehicles across its four electrified garages.
Wrightbus, based in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, will also deliver a previous order of 50 Electroliners to London this year, as well as a further 24 to Leicester.
Official assessments undertaken at UTAC Millbrook using the Zemo-accredited Ultra Low Emission Bus (ULEB) test showed that the Electronliner achieved a result of 0.69 kWh/km.
According to ULEB calculations, the StreetDeck Electroliner also produces 86% less CO2 per km than the Zemo Euro-6 Diesel baseline.
Jean-Marc Gales, CEO at Wrightbus, said, “Our continued partnership with Arriva is hugely significant in the drive to zero-emission public transport.
“Seeing the impact our fleet is having on communities is incredibly gratifying and we must continue to strengthen the case for further support for zero-emissions transport to ensure net zero targets are met.
“We are consistently at the forefront of zero and low-emission travel and look forward to progressing future orders with bus operators across the globe.”
Marcos Hart, operations director for Arriva UK Bus, said, “We are delighted to once again be partnering with Wrightbus to welcome a further 34 zero-emission electric vehicles into our growing electric operation.
“In addition to enhancing the onboard experience for our passengers, this investment is a further demonstration of our commitment to delivering a sustainable and environmentally friendly bus network, while supporting TfL’s long-term vision for London.”