Small and manoeuvrable Alexander Dennis Enviro100EV trialled in Guernsey

Alexander Dennis, a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that its next-generation Enviro100EV “big small bus” has undergone on-road trials with CT Plus in Guernsey.

The trial is part of efforts by the States of Guernsey and bus operator CT Plus to find a suitable electric bus for the Channel Island’s narrow and winding roads. The Enviro100EV has been designed to cope with these challenges at just 2.35 metres wide and a length of only 8.5 metres, while offering 25 seats and a maximum capacity of 45 passengers.

CT Plus and Alexander Dennis will be analysing data on energy consumption, charging requirements and manoeuvrability on the Island’s bus routes. The manufacturer offers comprehensive route modelling using an automotive industry-standard multi-physics simulation.

Shaun Millar, National Account Manager for Alexander Dennis, said: “We are really pleased to be trialling the new Enviro100EV in Guernsey. We expect that our ‘big small bus’ will perform well in Guernsey as its size and manoeuvrability make it ideal for the Island’s roads while offering passengers the comfort of a much larger vehicle. This is one of the first on-road trials of the Enviro100EV and we are really looking forward to analysing the results together with CT Plus.”

CT Plus Director Kevin Hart added: “It’s great news that Guernsey is among the first to trial the Envrio100EV. This shows the continued commitment manufactures have to finding the right solution for the island. The bus has an impressive capacity for its small size as some three more can be accommodated on the Enviro100EV than can be taken on the current buses being used in Guernsey.”

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