National Express West Midlands Orders 170 BYD AD Electric Buses

National Express West Midlands has ordered a fleet of 170 electric double-decker buses from BYD-Alexander Dennis (BYD AD).

This is National Express West Midlands’ largest order to date for electric buses, taking its total number of ordered BYD AD Enviro400EV buses up to 329.

National Express West Midlands buses
National Express UK CEO Tom Stables and David Bradford, Managing Director, National Express West Midlands with some of the BYD AD Enviro400EV buses delivered to Coventry

The new buses will be built in Falkirk, Scotland by Alexander Dennis on a BYD chassis.

Tom Stables, CEO National Express UK & Germany, said:

“This latest move with Alexander Dennis is our biggest new vehicle order to date. Replacing another 170 of our diesel buses with electric is a huge step for us delivering on our commitment to have a completely zero-emission bus fleet in the UK by 2030.

“These clean, green UK-built double-decker buses are popular with our customers. As a result, they are not only more economical to run but they will boost passenger growth by getting more people to ditch their cars for the bus; and of course they do their bit to help tackle the climate and clean air emergency.”

This order is part of National Express West Midlands’ 150 million GBP investment in 300 electric buses.

The operator is also planning to make additional investments in its infrastructure for charging and maintaining the new fleet.

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