Wiltshire-based (UK) bus operator Salisbury Reds, part of the Go South Coast group of companies, has put into service its first electric buses: three BYD ADL Enviro200EV single decks. The total investment of £1.2 million has been subsidised with £600,000 government funding following a successful submission by Wiltshire Council.
The electric buses, liveried as ‘electric reds’, are now in operation and are expected to delivery an annual saving of 32.2 tonnes of CO2 and 15.5 tonnes of NOx when compared to an equivalent diesel-powered vehicle. With 24 seats and an overall 66 passenger capacity, the 10.8-metre BYD ADL Enviro200EV achieves 160 miles on a single charge. Power is delivered through its pure-electric drivetrain comprising 330 kWh electric motor and Iron-Phosphate batteries.
“Together with Wiltshire Council, our team worked incredibly hard to gain government support, under the Low Emission Bus Scheme, for this important initiative,” said Salisbury Reds managing director, Andrew Wickham. “Buses are the perfect solution to improving air quality in our towns and cities. I’m very much looking forward to seeing these three new electric vehicles out-and-about across Salisbury and the surrounding area.”
Source : Busworld