The vehicle was recently delivered to the new First Bus depot in Colchester and forms part of an order for 17 StreetLite Micro Hybrids with Euro 6 engines for First Essex.
To mark the occasion, Wrightbus presented a Waterford Crystal bowl to Alex Jones, managing director of First Essex (pictured, right, with Ian Downie, Wrightbus MD for sales and customcare).
First Bus took delivery of its first Streetlite more than two years ago and now has 650 on its fleet across the UK, and 3,700 Wrightbus-bodied vehicles in total.
The operator has ordered more than 450 StreetLite Micro Hybrid buses, after working in partnership with Wrightbus to test, trial and develop the fuel-efficient vehicles.
Its 2015 StreetLite Micro Hybrid order included Euro 6 versions of the vehicles.
Jones said: “We’re proud to welcome the 1000th StreetLite bus to come off the production line at Wright's to our Colchester bus fleet... The StreetLite has proved to be an excellent vehicle for First Bus, particularly the Streetlite Micro Hybrid, which we helped bring to market.”