Wrightbus Unveiling Two New Zero Emissions Buses

The Ballymena firm's double deckers are already transporting folk around Belfast in a climate-friendly way.

WRIGHTBUS UNVEILING TWO NEW ZERO EMISSIONS BUSES

The minds behind the world’s first hydrogen powered double decker are unveiling two new zero emissions buses at the world-famous Millbrook Proving Ground this week.

Wrightbus zero-emissions double deckers are already transporting Belfast and Dublin’s public in a climate-friendly way.

Now the Co Antrim firm Wrightbus will showcase its new single deck GB Kite Hydroliner bus at the Cenex LCV21 – Low Carbon Vehicle – event on September 22 and 23.

The same technology solution will also power a new single deck GB Kite Electroliner battery powered bus.

Jo Bamford, Wrightbus Executive Chairman, said: “We’re proud to be at the very forefront of zero-emission bus manufacturing.

“The creation of our new single-deck hydrogen and single-deck electric battery buses means Wrightbus is proud to be the only UK manufacturer currently able to offer four zero-emission vehicles to the market – which include the Hydroliner, the first hydrogen double decker bus in the world.”

The new single deck buses are expected to go into production in 2022 and will be available across the UK and Ireland.

“We’re delighted to be showcasing the new technology at LCV21,” added Mr Bamford.

“It’s vital that the transport industry continues to take strides to reduce its CO2 emissions to enable the UK to achieve its ambitious net-zero goals, and LCV21 gives the perfect platform to share the very latest innovations.

“The funding from the ARMD (Advanced Propulsion Centre’s Advanced Route to Market Demonstrator) competition has been invaluable in allowing us to develop the technology for our two new zero-emission single-decks at considerable pace.”

Both GB Kite models can carry 90 passengers.

The Hydroliner has a range of up to 640 miles while the Electroliner up to 300 miles on a single charge, while the fastest charging version can be charged in just 2.5 hours.

Both buses share 86% of parts with their Double Deck sisters which delivers significant benefits to operators in terms of reducing complexity and costs for fleet maintenance.

“We’re continuing to invest not only in employees, but in the technological advances that will keep our buses at the very pinnacle of the industry,” said Mr Bamford.

Wrightbus recently announced the creation of up to 300 permanent jobs after winning a string of orders from the UK and Ireland.

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