Wednesday 14 September 2011

More New Hybrids Launched

Lothian Transport launched their new Hybrid buses on 10th September on Castle Street, Edinburgh. The event was visited by over 3000 passers-by who were eager to find out more about the new vehicles.
The 15 Enviro 400H buses have been purchased with help from the Scottish Government's Green Bus Fund and are manufactured by Alexander Dennis in Falkirk.

The Newcastle launch of the Stagecoach Enviro 400H
The Enviro 400H is fast becoming the market leader in the UK. During July, Stagecoach North East launched the first of their 26 Enviro 400H vehicles at a ceremony at Newcastle's Quayside. Now all 26 buses are in service and are said to be offering good fuel savings when compared to conventional buses.
The Enviro 400H is powered by a BAE Systems HybriDrive unit combined with a Cummins 4.5 litre ISBe4, Euro4 diesel engine developing 138kW (185 bhp) . It has an unladen weight of 11,590 Kg and a gross vehicle weight of 17,800kg.