In 1943 the Ministry of Defence took over a swathe of Salisbury Plain for war training purposes, which included the village. It has remained uninhabited since then, but thanks to Imberbus, it has a service where celebrated buses run passengers across the Wiltshire plain from Warminster to Imber and a growing number of destinations.
The ADL Enviro 400 EV bus, which usually runs on route 63 in London, took passengers to Tilshead, Gore Cross, and Warminster. Interior digital bus signage was updated by Navaho.
Zenobē’s mobile charging technology allowed it to run a full service in a venue with no power infrastructure. Bus enthusiasts also had the opportunity to explore the bus and EV technology whilst it charged outside Imber Church.
Zenobe’s 100kw second-life battery known as a Powerskid, made from refurbished batteries formerly used to power EVs, provided ample charging to the bus without the need for a grid connection. The pop-up charging solution also demonstrated the potential for EVs to operate where fixed charging infrastructure may not be immediately available.
On the day, 3406 operated a route that took hundreds of passengers across a number of the Imberbus stops, including Tilshead, Gore Cross, and Warminster. Interior digital bus signage was updated by Navaho.
The event raised more than £38,000 for local and national charities.