New phase for Wrightbus hybrids

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Six new Wrightbus single deck Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV) with refined driveline ready for shipment from Northern Ireland

Wrightbus has completed work on six brand new hybrid electric single deck vehicles with driveline package, marking a new phase in its hybrid development programme.

The new standardised hybrid package consists of the Cummins 4 cylinder iSBe E5/EEV engine, a Siemens ELFA II electric drive system and the latest generation Valence Lithium-ion battery technology.

HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) versions of both Double Deck and StreetCar models have joined the model line up, with the propulsion now an integral part of the StreetLite midi and New Bus for London product programmes.

Group director Dr William Wright CBE said: “I have long been an advocate of electric drive technology for buses and we have learned a lot from our development work in this field.

“We look forward to being able to share the benefits of our on-going investment in hybrid technology with new and old customers alike.”

Hybrid electric Wrightbus single deck buses have been in operation in London since 2006.