Electric trial for Brighton and Hove

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Brighton and Hove’s Streetair

Brighton and Hove are trialling a single-deck electric Streetair to explore alternative fuel options for the city

The trial will begin this week on the central route 50, which runs from Churchill Square to Hollingdean. The electric bus, which has come from bus manufacturer Wrightbus based in N. Ireland, will be charged overnight and feature messages informing passengers and residents about the trial. It will be tested on the city’s streets for a couple of months.

Managing Director Martin Harris said: “We are excited to start this electric bus trial so we can see how the vehicle copes with the city’s topography and high passenger volumes. We foresee that ‘electric’ will form part of a multi-pronged strategy for a sustainable transport system for the future, and are currently exploring a number of fuel options for the short, medium and long term.”