First independent operator for E100EV confirmed
Shuttle Buses has ordered one Alexander Dennis Enviro100EV next-generation electric bus following the model’s launch last month. The Ayrshire-based operator is the first independent operator to order the ‘big small bus’.
The purchase is supported by existing funding from the first phase of the Scottish Government’s Scottish Zero-Emission Bus Challenge Fund (ScotZEB).
“We’re confident that it will meet our need for a small EV with sensible range” – Shuttle Buses Managing Director, Ross Granger
Shuttle Buses Managing Director, Ross Granger, said: “We were very impressed by the Enviro100EV at the recent launch, particularly as it builds on Alexander Dennis’s experience in designing electric buses and operators’ experience running them. We’re confident that it will meet our need for a small EV with sensible range. We were the first Scottish operator of the classic Enviro200 back in 2006 and we’re delighted to be returning to Alexander Dennis and trailblazing the Enviro100EV.”
“This is a huge investment from a forward-thinking business” – Charlie Miller, Retail Sales Director at Alexander Dennis
Charlie Miller, Retail Sales Director at Alexander Dennis, said: “Shuttle Buses joined us at the recent launch event for our next-generation electric buses and we’re thrilled to now have them on board as the first independent sector customer for the Enviro100EV. This is a huge investment from a forward-thinking business. Our ‘big small bus’ is ideal for many of the routes smaller operators like Shuttle Buses specialise in. They will be fully supported through AD24, benefitting from our ongoing investment in even better aftermarket services.”
Shuttle Buses is Scotland’s only employee-owned bus company, with a 75-strong workforce running a fleet of 55 buses and coaches from its Ayrshire base in Kilwinning.
At 8.5m long and 2.35m wide, the zero-emission Enviro100EV is designed to fit tight streets in housing estates and narrow country lanes that larger buses cannot reach while offering the same engineering quality, work environment and passenger comfort as a bigger bus. Equipped with 354kWh batteries supplied by Impact Clean Power Technology to an Alexander Dennis design and with power supplied through the efficient Voith Electrical Drive System, the Enviro100EV is advertised with an operational range of up to 285 miles on a single charge.