31 Oct '14, 6pm

Optare are planning an all-electric double decker version of their ultra light diesel bus.

Optare are planning an all-electric double decker version of their ultra light diesel bus.

When launching its long-awaited new double-deck earlier this year, Optare trumpeted the vehicle’s low unladen weight as one of the key benefits. And in a world where weight has become something of an obsession, they were right to do so. Hitting the scales at 9.8tonnes gives it a class-leading payload, whilst presumably also having a positive impact on fuel economy. But of course, the proof of the pudding is in the eating, and Optare is now putting the 10.5m-long MetroDecker through trials at Millbrook which will include an eight-and-a-half week programme that simulates a 10-year life. Millbrook was also the location for Optare's preview of the vehicle to the trade press. The first vehicle has been built to TfL specification and has a passenger capacity of 99, with 41 seats upstairs and 22 on the lower deck plus 36 standees. The design weight would allow considerably more p...

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