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NFI supplies five Enviro400EV electric double deck buses

ADL is a subsidiary of independent global bus manufacturer NFI, while BYD is a company in batteries, energy management and electric mobility solutions.

September 23, 2021  by CM Staff

LARBERT — NFI Group Inc., an independent bus and coach manufacturer, announced that the BYD UK and Alexander Dennis Limited electric vehicle partnership, a UK electric bus producer, has supplied five BYD ADL Enviro400EV zero emission double deck buses to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and bus operator First Bus for the new Stourton Park & Ride service in Leeds.

ADL is a subsidiary of independent global bus manufacturer NFI, while BYD is a company in batteries, energy management and electric mobility solutions.

“NFI is pleased to provide these electric buses to drive zero-emission mobility for the Stourton Park & Ride,” said Paul Soubry, President & Chief Executive Officer, NFI. “These new new zero-emission double deck buses take less than 15 minutes to smoothly and quietly deliver motorists from the site at the M621 motorway to the heart of Leeds city centre.”

The site at Stourton is the first solar-powered Park & Ride in the UK. It is also the third Park & Ride site in Leeds. The electric buses are owned and operated by First West Yorkshire under contract with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority who secured funding from the Department for Transport’s Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme.

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The Park & Ride has 45 solar panels that cover the size of 18 tennis courts and generate the capacity to power the entire site’s electrical needs via an innovative battery storage system. Other features of the new Park & Ride site include 26 fast electric vehicle charging ports and 4 rapid chargers totalling 30 EV charging spaces, secure bicycle storage and 1,200 vehicle spaces.