Zero-emission fleet hits three million miles

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Wrightbus zero-emission buses are currently in operation around the UK and Ireland. WRIGHTBUS

Just over three years since the company was bought out of administration, Wrightbus’ fleet of hydrogen and battery-electric double-deck buses have now clocked up three million miles since first entering service, reports the manufacturer, and prevented around 5,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions entering the atmosphere compared to journeys made by an equivalent diesel bus.

Wrightbus launched its first zero-emission bus, the Streetdeck Hydroliner, in 2020 in Aberdeen, with the fleet entering passenger service in January 2021. Wrightbus Executive Chairman Jo Bamford said: “When we set out on this journey our aim was to offer multiple zero-emission solutions. These latest milestones really put those efforts into context. I am hugely proud of the strides we have made in the last three years.

“Our buses are world-leading, with our teams working tirelessly and innovatively, in order to help play a crucial role in the UK’s ambitions for decarbonisation. We are constantly developing and evolving our platforms to offer multiple zero-emission solutions. We are furthering the hydrogen economy and creating vital UK jobs using buses designed and made in the UK. It is a huge plus for us.”