Transdev Blazefield orders 19 battery-electric buses27 September 2023
Transdev Blazefield has ordered 19 Alexander Dennis battery-electric buses, which will enter service in Spring 2024 on route 36, connecting Ripon, Harrogate and Leeds.
Transdev Blazefield managing director Henri Rohard said: “Higher power output delivered by today’s new generation batteries means each bus can go further between charge-ups – and to make sure we provide a reliable service, our buses will also have top-up charges at Harrogate Bus Station, as they will travel further in a day than the maximum range achievable by fully electric buses.”
The Enviro400EV for Transdev Blazefield are fitted with roof-mounted charging rails that allow their future-proof 472kWh Alexander Dennis battery system to be topped up from pantographs installed at the bus station. The buses will also benefit from the power reserves of the heavy-duty version of the Voith Electrical Drive System when running at higher speeds on the interurban stretches of the route.
Alexander Dennis national sales manager Marie Connell said: “Transdev will benefit from whole-vehicle AD24 aftermarket support including spare parts, mobile technicians and our Training Academy. We’re further enhancing this with the introduction of fully digital manuals which will transform the way Transdev’s team members will be able to access expert information on their new fleet.”
The new Alexander Dennis Enviro400EVs are part-funded by the UK Government’s Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas scheme following a successful bid by Transdev’s partner, North Yorkshire Council.
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