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Lothian Buses agrees 4 year deal with Wrightbus for up to 316 vehicles

1 November 2016  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Lothian Buses has awarded a four year framework agreement to Wrightbus for the supply of up to 316 vehicles.

Lothian Buses agrees 4 year deal with Wrightbus for up to 316 vehicles

During the period 2017 – 2020, Wrightbus will deliver a mixture of diesel, diesel hybrid and electric technologies to Lothian Buses as part of its BUS2020 environmental fleet strategy. The announcement was made during Euro Bus Expo 2016 held in Birmingham.

Delivery forms part of Lothian Buses BUS2020 environmental fleet strategy

Highlights of the contract include the supply of 5 new Wrights StreetAir EV full electric buses during summer 2017 which are bound for a project in Edinburgh. This is the first order of its type outside of London, with an additional six to follow in 2018

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In addition to the vehicle supply framework agreement there will be a comprehensive support and training package for Lothian’s engineering team.

“We look forward to new and exciting Buses joining our fleet in years to come”

Richard Hall, MD of Lothian Buses said: “Lothian Buses is pleased to extend its close partnership with Wrightbus and Volvo for a further 4 years. This reflects the special working relationship between the companies which has enabled Lothian Buses to benefit from pioneering vehicle configurations and styles. We look forward to new and exciting Buses joining our fleet in years to come”

 

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