Wrightbus supplies Arriva London with 87 electric buses


Bus manufacturer Wrightbus is to supply Arriva in London with 87 new electric buses – a combination of 11 single-deck GB Kite Electroliners and 76 StreetDeck double-deck Electroliners. The buses, which will be operated on a number of routes around the capital, are due to be delivered from July.

Official assessments undertaken at UTAC using the ZEMO-accredited Ultra Low Emission Bus (ULEB) test showed that the Electronlier 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: “This is another significant deal for Wrightbus and we are delighted to once again be partnering with Arriva in the drive to zero-emission public transport. “Arriva, like us, is consistently on the forefront of new and exciting technology, and zero-emission travel. “This latest deal further strengthens the reputation we have forged in the zero-emission transport sector and will help play an important part in the UK’s ambitions for decarbonisation. “We can’t wait to see even more of our buses in operation in London, which will help passengers enjoy comfortable and cleaner transport.”

Marcos Hart, Managing Director London at Arriva UK Bus, said: “Ordering these new vehicles represents a fantastic milestone on our journey to making our bus network across London even greener. “The zero-emission fleet from Wrightbus will help us to continue delivering the high-performing and sustainable public transport network that our customers deserve.”


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