Enviro400EV Double-Decker Electric Bus Delivered to Stagecoach in Oxford

Stagecoach has taken delivery of the first of 55 double-decker Alexander Dennis electric buses for operations in Oxford, UK.

The remaining vehicles in this order are scheduled to be delivered over the coming months. This will enable the full electrification of Stagecoach’s local routes in the city centre’s Oxford Smart Zone.

Stagecoach customers in Oxfordshire first to receive next-generation electric buses
Stagecoach customers in Oxfordshire first to receive next-generation electric buses from Alexander Dennis

This achievement marks the first of Alexander-Dennis’ next-generation Enviro400EVs to be delivered in the UK.

The models for Oxford are 11.1 metres long and 4.2 metres high. They can each transport 83 passengers, including 69 seated on high-backed seats with USB-A and USB-C charging ports. In addition, the vehicles offer two wheelchair spaces.

Sam Greer, Stagecoach Chief Operating Officer, said:

“With a network that spans across the UK, the incorporation of the new Enviro400EV buses into our fleet in Oxfordshire reaffirms our commitment to our customers experience.

“Being the first operator to receive these next-generation buses brings us a step closer to realising our goal of being fully net zero and we will continue to build on our work to tackle climate change and become more energy efficient.”

The next-generation Enviro400EV from Alexander Dennis was recently deemed the most efficient battery-electric double-decker on the market. It has a theoretical energy consumption of just 0.67kWh/km over the Zemo Partnership’s UK Bus Cycle.

Paul Davies, President & Managing Director for Alexander Dennis, said:

“The delivery of our first next-generation electric bus in the United Kingdom is a milestone in the roll-out of our new product range and we’re delighted to be marking this moment with our launch customer Stagecoach. These buses will be driving value through efficiency with class-leading energy consumption as well as through their future-proof battery system which is designed to last a 20-year life of a double deck bus in provincial operation with just one change of batteries.”

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