LibertyBus has teamed up with Pelican Engineering to trial a zero emission bus in Jersey, which will be on trial from 23rd to 25th January 2023.
The bus arrives on the morning of Monday 23rd January and commences out of service trials across all routes.
LibertyBus will be analysing data on energy consumption charging requirements and manoeuvrability on the Island bus routes. The vehicle is fitted with electric air conditioning, providing passengers with excellent comfort throughout the year.
The bus is the Yutong E9 and is a fully zero emission electric bus. It is electrically driven, using a single drive motor which is powered by CATL 255 kWh batteries. This means that the vehicle can complete over 195 miles on a single charge.
The batteries have industry leading battery safety fitted as standard. Charging is completed using DC CCS2 charge guns, allowing compatibility with other electric vehicles – such as BMW I 8. The vehicle can be fully charged within 2 hours.
Ian Downie, Head of Yutong UK commented: “We are honoured to be working in partnership with such a forward thinking passenger transport provider as LibertyBus. The benefits of our vehicles are that they are tried, tested and proven around the world. Not only are they zero emission, but they also have unrivalled passenger comfort, including full air conditioning. This will encourage the travelling public to leave their cars at home use public transport, further decarbonising Jersey”.
Commenting on the trial, Kevin Hart, Director for LibertyBus said: “We are excited about trialling the electric bus on the Island. The Yutong E9 is a great little bus and we can’t wait to share the results of the trial with the Government of Jersey. On Wednesday morning (25 Jan) between 10:30 and 13:00 the bus will be on show outside Liberation Station and we invite the community of Jersey to get on board and take a look at the zero emission bus.”