Alexander Dennis received an order for 244 e-buses from Stagecoach

All Enviro Model ordered with ZEBRA 2 funding will be delivered to Stagecoach’s operating companies in England during 2025 and 2026.

Alexander Dennis received an order for 244 e-buses from Stagecoach
Alexander Dennis received an order for 244 e-buses from Stagecoach

Larbert, United Kingdom- Alexander Dennis Limited., a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc., a bus manufacturer, they announced that it has taken a firm order from the transporter Stagecoach Group Limited., for 244 unit of its next-generation zero-emission buses.

Stagecoach supported several local authorities in England secure funding in the UK Government’s Zero-Emission Regional Bus Areas scheme (ZEBRA 2). With this funding, they placed the largest single order for Alexander Dennis’ zero-emission buses to date.

180 new Enviro400EV double-decker buses to its fleet, complementing those purchased with earlier ZEBRA 1 funding. These buses, currently being delivered and commissioned, energy efficiency of 0.67 kWh/km over the UK Bus Cycle. Equipped with 472 kWh batteries and offering a warrantable energy throughput of up to 1.6 GWh, the Enviro400EV provides an appealing total cost of ownership.

In addition, there will also be 54 Units of Enviro200EV in lengths of 10.9m and 11.7m. This is the first order for Alexander Dennis’s new integral single decker, which will launch next year to complement the current range of next-generation electric buses.

10 Units of Enviro100EV small buses complete Stagecoach’s order. At 8.5m in length and a width of 2.35m, the Enviro100EV is a highly manoeuvrable choice for town services which offers the same durability and comfort as larger buses as well as a substantial operational range from its 354kWh batteries.

Mr. Paul Davies, Alexander Dennis President & Managing Director, said, “This landmark deal with Stagecoach confirms the benefits of our next-generation electric buses, which have been carefully designed to deliver a highly attractive total cost of ownership proposition. We are particularly delighted that Stagecoach will benefit from our platform approach to vehicle development, which maximises the number of common parts and solutions across all three vehicle types to make them easy to drive and maintain. Our Enviro100EV ‘big small bus’, the new Enviro200EV all-rounder and the crowd-shifting Enviro400EV double decker will be driving value together through efficiency, longevity and flexibility.” 

Ms. Claire Miles, Chief Executive Officer for Stagecoach, said, “We’re excited to place the largest electric vehicle order to date for Alexander Dennis with these 244 new vehicles, which reflect Stagecoach’s commitment to transition to a zero-emission bus fleet. We will continue to build on our work to tackle climate change and connect communities across the UK sustainably and efficiently.”