24 Aug '12, 3pm

11 more Hybrid buses on the way

11 more Hybrid buses on the way The finishing touches are being put to eleven more state-of-the-art electric Hybrid double deck buses bound for Brighton & Hove at a factory in Northern Ireland. The buses represent a further investment of over £3 million and will bring the latest in Hybrid technology to the city’s streets. Brighton & Hove Buses have been running two Hybrid buses on route 7 since the Spring with encouraging results on zero emissions and improved fuel consumption of up to 40%. The new buses will be to a similar specification on a Volvo chassis and are being built by Wrights in Ballymena, Northern Ireland. Each bus can carry up to 89 passengers with 62 seats. The buses are expected to begin arriving early next month and will be introduced on route 7 between Hove and Brighton Marina as well as some journeys on route 28 between Brighton and Lewes so that compara...

Full article: http://www.buses.co.uk/news/story.aspx?articleid=1628

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