Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD Europe supplied 10 electric double deck buses to National Express for operation in Coventry, UK.
This is part of a wider investment in 29 zero emission BYD ADL Enviro400EV of electric vehicle partnership to National Express.
The latest clean buses have entered service in Coventry, linking the city centre and University Hospital.
Built to National Express’s Platinum standard, the 10.9m long BYD ADL Enviro400EV offer extra legroom for up to 65 seated passengers as well as USB chargers and free wi-fi. An advanced heat pump system ensures that saloon heating power is supplied efficiently from the main batteries without unduly impacting operational range.
To simplify the transition to electric buses for National Express, the 382kWh BYD Iron-Phosphate batteries on each vehicle are maintained by Zenobe Energy, who provides them to the operator along with the charging system at the depot and a software platform which helps monitor and optimise energy use.
Coventry’s new fleet of 10 electric double deckers follows 19 similar vehicles for Birmingham that ADL supplied earlier in the year.