Ballymena's Wrightbus 'close' to closing deals on zero-emissions double-deckers

  • Jo Bamford, the owner of Ballymena-based Wrightbus, has told the Belfast Telegraph that the firm is to sell its zero-emissions, double-deck buses to transport operators in the UK and Ireland.

    Although he didn't give specific details about the new customers, he told Business Telegraph: “We have formally had orders and I’m not sure whether I can talk about them yet. But we’ve had a lot of excitement about the Electroliner, because it’s the best there is.”

    Mr Bamford bought Wrightbus out of administration in October 2019.

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    The Electroliner is described by Wrightbus as “the fastest charging double deck” on the market, with a charge time of two hours and 45 minutes, in comparison to the industry standard of between four to five hours.

    Last week, three new hydrogen-fuel-cell-electric double-deckers from the company took to the streets of Dublin. 

    In June, the company  unveiled a fleet of 20 hydrogen buses for Transport for London alongside London Mayor Sadiq Khan. 

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