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National Express electrifies in Coventry with 10 electric double deck buses

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD Europe have jointly supplied 10 electric double deck buses to National Express for operation in Coventry.

This is part of a wider investment by the operator in 29 zero emission BYD ADL Enviro400EVs.

The batteries on the vehicle and charging infrastructure will be maintained by Zenobe Energy, one the UK’s largest owner-operators of mobile and stationary batteries.

The 10 zero emission double deck buses have entered service in Coventry, linking the city centre and University Hospital.

Built to National Express’s Platinum standard, the 10.9m long BYD ADL Enviro400EV offer extra legroom for up to 65 seated passengers as well as USB chargers and free wi-fi.

An advanced heat pump system ensures that saloon heating power is supplied efficiently from the main batteries without unduly impacting operational range.

Coventry’s new fleet of 10 electric double deckers follows 19 similar vehicles for Birmingham that ADL supplied earlier in the year.