Alexander Dennis and BYD have unveiled their joint venture’s new all-electric double-decker, the first of which are going to London and Manchester, as well as new shorter versions of the Enviro200EV singledecker, which have the first chassis from BYD’s new European factory in Hungary. ALAN MILLAR reports.

The first of the BYD/Alexander Dennis Enviro400EVs for Metroline.
Metroline BDE2624 (LJ19 CUW) being charged at Scarborough ready for delivery to London.
The chassis for the 39th Enviro400EV, destined to become a London-specification demonstrator, on the production line at Scarborough, showing the main battery back area at the back and more ahead of the rear axle.

The eagerly anticipated launch of the Enviro400EV double-decker — and the announcement of two shorter versions of the single-deck Enviro200EV — broaden the choice of battery electric zero-emission vehicles available from the joint venture between Alexander Dennis and China’s BYD.

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