Rotala Plc orders further 20 StreetLite Micro Hybrids from Wrightbus

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Wrightbus has announced further sales of its successful StreetLite range with Midlands-based operator Rotala Plc.

The company has ordered 20 new StreetLites which will be delivered in two tranches of 10, taking place between December 2015 and May 2016 to replace existing vehicles within its fleet.

The specification for the first 10 StreetLites is for 10.8m door forward versions, with Cummins Euro 5 engines which will also feature Wrightbus’ ‘Micro Hybrid’ technology.

Two are destined for use in Atherton and will carry Diamond Bus livery, each with 41 seats and maximum passenger capacity of 70. With a slightly lower seating capacity of 40 seats, the remaining eight will be operating out of the Redditch depot, with a different interior configuration to provide 40 seats and offer additional space for increased luggage capacity and wheelchairs.

The second batch of 10 StreetLites will also be 10.8m door forward, but this time will include the Daimler Euro 6 engine with Micro Hybrid version two technology.

Ian Downie, Managing Director – Sales & Customcare for Wrightbus, said: “Our StreetLite range is going from strength to strength and is gaining a reputation for its performance and fuel economy with operators the length and breadth of the UK.

“Rotala Plc is an established customer of Wrightbus and we’re pleased to be working with them again to supply the StreetLite and meet their needs. This latest order will round off what has been a very successful year for us, while also getting 2016 off to a great start.”

Simon Dunn, Chief Executive for Rotala Plc, added: “We chose the Wrightbus StreetLite due to its high suitability for regular bus route usage, flexibility and in particular its excellent fuel consumption.

“Today’s regular bus passenger seeks and expects a high quality finish as well as the latest features in terms of comfort and convenience, which we know we will get with the StreetLite. We look forward to taking delivery of our new vehicles and to getting them into operation later this year and early in 2016.”