LARBERT, United Kingdom, Sept. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (TSX: NFI, OTC: NFYEF, TSX: NFI.DB) NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), a number one impartial bus and coach producer and a frontrunner in electrical mass mobility options, subsidiary Alexander Dennis Restricted (“Alexander Dennis”) right this moment introduced that Transport for Better Manchester has ordered 50 zero-emission double deck buses from Alexander today techs Dennis for the primary part of the franchised Bee Community bus system which can launch in September 2023.
These Alexander Dennis zero-emission buses would be the first to bear the branding of the brand new Bee Community – Better Manchester’s daring ambition for a totally built-in, London-style built-in transport system comprising buses, trams, strolling and biking, and ultimately trains. The distinctive black and yellow design was unveiled by Better Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.
The 50 new buses might be funded from the federal government’s Metropolis Area Sustainable Transport Settlement, and are a part of a deliberate program that can see roughly 300 further electrical buses to be delivered to the area from 2024 via to 2027.
“We’re delighted to have been chosen by Transport for Better Manchester as provider for the primary tranche of zero-emission buses for the brand new Bee Community,” stated Paul Davies, President & Managing Director, Alexander Dennis. “We stay up for enjoying our half in remodeling bus providers in Wigan and Bolton with these iconic buses, which might be constructed within the North of England at our manufacturing unit in Scarborough and supported domestically from our AD24 aftermarket hub in Skelmersdale.
“Selecting Alexander Dennis exhibits Transport for Better Manchester and the Mayor’s dedication to constructing buses domestically in the UK, for which we’re grateful. The brand new livery will encourage delight in Manchester’s Bee Community and the enhancements it should ship for the area.”
“The countdown to bringing buses again beneath native management for the primary time in 36 years is effectively and really on,” stated Andy Burnham, Mayor, Better Manchester. “With the order positioned for our first 50 new electrical buses and powerful curiosity from operators who need to run the primary franchised providers a 12 months from now, the Bee Community is gathering actual momentum.”
NFI is a frontrunner in zero-emission mobility, with electrical autos working (or on order) in additional than 110 cities in six nations. NFI provides the widest vary of zero-emission battery and gas cell-electric buses and coaches, and its autos have accomplished over 70 million EV service miles.
Excessive decision pictures can be found for obtain from the Alexander Dennis web site at alexander-dennis.com/media/information.
Leveraging 450 years of mixed expertise, NFI is main the electrification of mass mobility around the globe. With zero-emission buses and coaches, infrastructure, today techs and expertise, NFI meets right this moment’s city calls for for scalable good mobility options. Collectively, NFI is enabling extra livable cities via related, clear, and sustainable transportation.
With 7,500 workforce members in 9 nations, NFI is a number one international bus producer of mass mobility options beneath the manufacturers New Flyer® (heavy-duty transit today techs buses), MCI® (motor coaches), Alexander Dennis Restricted (single and double deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Components™. NFI at present provides the widest vary of sustainable drive techniques obtainable, together with zero-emission electrical (trolley, battery, and gas cell), pure gasoline, electrical hybrid, and today techs clear diesel. In complete, NFI helps its put in base of over 105,000 buses and coaches around the globe. NFI’s widespread shares commerce on the Toronto Inventory Alternate (“TSX”) beneath the image NFI and its convertible unsecured debentures commerce on the TSX beneath the image NFI.DB. Information and data is out there at www.nfigroup.com, www.newflyer.com, www.mcicoach.com, www.nfi.elements, www.alexander-dennis.com, www.arbocsv.comand www.carfaircomposites.com.
About Alexander Dennis
Alexander Dennis Restricted (“Alexander Dennis” or “ADL”) is a world chief within the design and manufacture of double deck buses and can also be the UK’s largest bus and coach producer. Alexander Dennis provides single and double deck autos beneath the manufacturers of Alexander Dennis and Plaxton, and has over 31,000 autos in service within the UK, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, and the USA. Additional info is out there at www.alexander-dennis.com.
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