LABERT, UK, 22nd September 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — (TSX: NFI, OTC: NFYEF, TSX: NFI.DB) The NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), a leading manufacturer of independent buses and coaches and a leader in electric mass mobility solutions, announced today that Transport for Greater Manchester announced its 50 announced that it has ordered two zero-emission doubles. Deck bus of Alexander Dennis in the first phase of the franchised Bee network bus system, which will start in September 2023.
These Alexander Dennis zero-emission buses are Greater Manchester’s audacious ambition for a fully integrated London-style integrated transport system consisting of buses, trams, walking, cycling and ultimately trains. It will be the first to bear the new Bee network brand. The distinctive black and yellow design was unveiled by Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham.
The 50 new buses are part of a program funded by the government’s City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement, with approximately 300 additional electric buses expected to be delivered to the region between 2024 and 2027.
Paul Davies, President and Managing Director of Alexander Dennis, said: “We look forward to playing a role in transforming Wigan and Bolton bus services. These iconic buses will be built at our factory in Scarborough in the north of England and will be built in Skelmersdale after his AD24 aftermarket. Market is supported locally from his hub.
“The choice of Alexander Dennis shows Transport for Greater Manchester and the Mayor’s commitment to building buses locally in the UK and we appreciate that. It will inspire pride in the network and the improvements it brings to the region.”
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said: “Bee Network is gaining real momentum with strong interest from operators who want to order his first 50 new electric buses and run his first franchise service one year from now.”
NFI is a leader in zero-emission mobility, operating (or ordering) electric vehicles in more than 110 cities in six countries. NFI offers a wide range of zero-emission battery and fuel cell electric buses and coaches, whose vehicles have completed over 70 million EV service miles.
High resolution images can be downloaded from Alexander Dennis’ website at: alexander-dennis.com/media/news.
Leveraging 450 years of combined experience, NFI leads the electrification of mass mobility around the world. NFI uses zero-emission buses and coaches, infrastructure, and technology to meet today’s cities’ demand for scalable smart mobility solutions. NFIs work together to make cities more livable through connected, clean and sustainable transportation.
With 7,500 team members in 9 countries, NFI is the world’s leading bus manufacturer with New Flyer branded mass mobility solutions.® (large route bus), MCI® (motorcoach), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double deck buses), Plaxton (motorcoach), ARBOC® (low-floor cutaways and mid-sized buses), and NFI Parts™. NFI currently offers the widest range of sustainable drive systems available, including zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, fuel cell), natural gas, electric hybrids and clean diesel. In total, NFI supports an installed base of over 105,000 buses and coaches worldwide. NFI’s common stock trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange (“TSX”) under the symbol NFI and its convertible debentures trade on the TSX under the symbol NFI.DB. News and information at www.nfigroup.com, www.newflyer.com, www.mcicoach.com, www.nfi.parts, www.alexander-dennis.com, www.arbocsv.com and www.carfaircomposites.com Available. .
About Alexander Dennis
Alexander Dennis Limited (‘Alexander Dennis’ or ‘ADL’) is a world leader in the design and manufacture of double-decker buses and the UK’s largest manufacturer of buses and coaches. Alexander Dennis offers his single-decker and his double-decker vehicles under the Alexander Dennis and Plaxton brands and in the UK, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada, and the US he has over 31,000 We use more than one vehicle. For more information, please visit www.alexander-dennis.com.
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Transport for Greater Manchester has ordered 50 zero-emission electric buses from NFI subsidiary Alexander Dennis for its franchised Bee Network. The Canadian Business Journal
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