Alexander Dennis (NFI Group) has delivered the first of 19 zero-emission double-decker Enviro400EV for to Harrogate Bus Company, Transdev Blazefield, making it the second operator to receive next-generation ADL electric buses and the first to deploy them in a service with long, high-speed intercity routes.

ADL e-buses for Transdev Blazefield

To facilitate all-day operation with up to 10-minute departures on the 27-mile route between Leeds, Harrogate, and Ripon, the Enviro400EVs are equipped with roof-mounted charging rails to allow their 472 kWh batteries to be refueled by pantograph during stops at the Harrogate bus station. However, the need for additional energy will be minimized by the Enviro400EV’s highly efficient drivetrain, powered by Voith’s heavy-duty electric traction system.

Henri Rohard, Transdev Blazefield Managing Director, said: «We are delighted to be working with Alexander Dennis on the next generation of the 36. This service has a special place in Transdev Blazefield network. I believe that the configuration considered in this bus is the best available and integrates all the latest innovation that we could think of. The design has been considered to improve our passenger comfort, safety, and accessibility. We will continue to integrate after the launch, additional features to further boost the quality of our passenger and driver on board information. We are looking forward to welcoming these buses into our fleet in the coming months».

Alexander Dennis President & Managing Director, Paul Davies, added: «We are extremely honoured that Transdev Blazefield has chosen our next-generation Enviro400EV for its investment in a stunning new generation of buses for The Harrogate Bus Company’s iconic route 36. Our Enviro400EV is excellently suited to the interurban nature of this service, with our heavy-duty driveline perfectly matched to the requirements of route 36, delivering the power required whilst offering the efficiency needed to comfortably cover high daily mileages. We’re combining this with class-leading warrantable energy throughput to ensure these buses will go further for longer, driving value for Transdev through their efficiency and longevity».

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