Electroliner goes on tour

Wrightbus is taking its StreetDeck Electroliner on a UK-wide tour to demonstrate the capabilities of the vehicle.

Launched last year, the zero-emission rapid-charge double deck is the first ever EV from Wrightbus. The manufacturer claims it is the fastest charging on the market.

The bus will visit operators in Cardiff, Warrington, Oxford, Birmingham, Leicester, Nottingham, Bradford, Blackpool and Manchester. The tour will also see the vehicle visit Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales over the coming months.

Utilising a French battery pack which Wrightbus says delivers 454kw and a 200-mile range, the Electroliner can recharge in two hours 45 minutes and is designed to cope with all routes. Emphasis has been placed on storing the batteries efficiently onboard the bus to help ensure passenger capacity and comfort is maximised.

“Since the bus was launched last year, we’ve had significant interest from across the UK and beyond” – Wrightbus CEO, Buta Atwal

Wrightbus CEO, Buta Atwal, said: “We’ve got the best brains on the business when it comes to zero-emission technology, and our StreetDeck Electroliner is no exception.

“Since the bus was launched last year, we’ve had significant interest from across the UK and beyond, but due to the various lockdowns and restrictions we’ve found ourselves living with, it has been difficult at times for our customers to get really hands-on with the bus.

“Now restrictions have been lifted, we’ve decided to remedy that by taking the bus on the road and allowing our customers to enjoy testing its full capabilities.

“We haven’t weighed the bus down with a high battery volume just so we can say it’s got the most power or range; instead, we’ve created the most efficient vehicle by combining optimum power with a class-leading rapid charge, meaning our electric bus spends more time on the road than any other. We’re confident our customers will enjoy the experience.”

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