Alexander Dennis has provided an early look at the first of its new electric bus models. JAMES DAY was on the scene

ABOVE: Alexander Dennis says the design of the new Enviro400EV and Enviro100EV has been inspired by modern architecture. The sloped front of the Enviro400 is perhaps the most significant difference from MMCs.

The first of the Alexander Dennis in-house electric bus models have been revealed – the doubledecker Enviro400EV, and the Enviro100EV “small bus”. The buses were revealed at a stakeholder event in Farnborough.

The 8.5m long, 2.35m wide Enviro100EV, which has a door-forward entrance, can carry up to 45 passengers (25 seated) and is designed to cope with dense housing estates and narrow rural roads. The specification qualified for ZEBRA2 and ScotZEB funding.

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