NFI Group Inc. subsidiary Alexander Dennis adds electric buses to its portfolio
by CM Staff
Available for customer delivery starting in late 2023, the new small medium-duty bus and new electric double deck bus will complement the products of the BYD ADL partnership.
WINNIPEG — NFI Group Inc., a bus and coach manufacturer and company involved in electric mass mobility solutions, announces that its subsidiary Alexander Dennis Limited announced that it is expanding its zero-emission bus portfolio with the addition of new electric bus products fully designed and integrated in-house using its own experience. Available for customer delivery starting in late 2023, the new small medium-duty bus and new electric double deck bus will complement the products of the BYD ADL partnership, which will continue to be sold and supported.
The move brings Alexander Dennis’ range of battery-electric buses in line with the company’s long-established strategy of offering its own, integrated vehicles alongside buses built on selected partners’ chassis.
The new designs, developed in house with third-party input from Coventry University, will highlight their zero-emission credentials.
Buses for the United Kingdom and Ireland will be fully built in Britain. Details and technical specifications will be released over the coming months.
The new platforms will also be utilized in international markets, tailored to the requirements of cities, transport authorities, and bus companies in each territory. This strategy is reportedly in line with Alexander Dennis’ philosophy of providing the optimal solution for every market demand. The recently announced order for Enviro500EV electric double deck buses in Hong Kong will be part of this new generation of zero-emission buses.
“Alexander Dennis continues to lead the transition to zero-emission mobility and this unparalleled investment in the latest zero-emission technology gives operators, transport authorities and councils the freedom to choose from an even wider range of buses,” says Paul Davies, President & Managing Director, Alexander Dennis. “We have always been highly respected for our product innovation, and throughout this difficult period for our industry we have continued to challenge our engineering team to evolve our range. The result will be a brand new fully in-house designed, integrated electric double deck and small bus product giving our customers access to the latest zero-emission vehicle technology from a single, trusted source. Investments can be made safe in the knowledge that everything will continue to receive the first-class aftermarket support that we are renowned for.”