Sustainability

Alexander Dennis unveils double-deck hybrid

Posted on October 7, 2008

[IMAGE]E500-Hybrid-Retouch.bmp[/IMAGE]

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) unveiled North America's first double-decker hybrid bus during the APTA EXPO in San Diego. 

“With fuel prices, traffic congestion and greenhouse emissions at the top of the transport agenda, now is the time to take hybrid technology to a new level,” said Colin Robertson, ADL’s Chief Executive Officer, as he launched the Enviro500H, a revolutionary hybrid bus that is expected to reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by over 25%. 

Robertson also revealed that his British-based company, which exports to over 20 countries, expects to be building double deck buses in the U.S. by the summer of next year. 

Over the past five years, the company has steadily increased its presence in Canada and the U.S., with double-deck vehicles now running in cities such as Vancouver, Toronto, New York, Las Vegas, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. and Seattle.

“Against this backdrop we have now signed a collaboration deal with ElDorado National, which is part of Thor Industries. By the summer of 2009 ADL double decks will be coming off the production line at their state-of-the-art facility in Riverside, Calif., Robertson said. "The deal will give us full Buy America Compliance and access to their 33 dealerships across the U.S. and Canada, broadening our sales and marketing opportunities in North America.

 

In addition, the company is also investing significantly in a new, purpose-built parts operation based in Las Vegas, which is expected to open in the next few weeks and will be the hub of Alexander Dennis' aftermarket operations for North America. The facility will support field engineers and satellite support centers located strategically across North America. 

 

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Calif.'s SMART, Lyft to pilot first/last mile partnership

The program allows customers to use a mobile application from a smartphone to hail a LyftLine driver to take themselves and other SMART riders, traveling in the same general direction, to and from work

Consortium forming in Calif. to deploy 20 fuel-cell electric buses

Two transit agencies in California — AC Transit and the Orange County Transportation Authority — will each deploy 10 buses. New Flyer will produce the buses in conjunction with Ballard Power Systems as the fuel-cell power plant provider.

New Flyer receives order for up to 21 Valley Metro RPTA buses

Ten XN60 buses will be use as replacement buses for RPTA’s fleet that have reached the end of their useful life.

CCW to deliver 6 all-electric buses to Indianapolis International Airport

The project is currently in the beginning stages and the buses are scheduled to be delivered to IAA in the third and fourth quarters of 2017.

Miami-Dade County taps Trillium for 2 CNG facilities

The company has also contracted with New Flyer of America Inc., a subsidiary of New Flyer Industries Inc., to provide the first 300 CNG buses.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close