Optare bags 37 electric bus order

With the world moving towards sustainable energy, electric vehicles are making a big impact in the world. Ecofriendly and less hazardous than petrol and diesel vehicles, the electric vehicles are the future. The UK is already moving to put a ban on petrol and diesel vehicles to curb the pollution and the progress can be witnessed as Ashok Leyland’s UK arm received the order for 37 electric decker buses in London. Optare has bagged order of supplying 37 electric double decker buses. The company’s subsidiary Optare Plc is teaming with the Tower Transit group to supply the buses. The Metrodecker EV, a zero-emission double decker bus is reportedly designed and built at Optare’s facility in Sherburn, a facility near Leeds.

The subsidiary arm is celebrating the win as the big cites are figuring out ways to curb down emission and Optare are thrilled to be a part of the solution. It is estimated that these 37 electric buses will save more than 1800 tons in greenhouse gas emissions on year basis as against the operation of a Euro 6 Bus, the company claimed.

The arm is looking at innovative ideas to enhance technology to expand its global reach and raise the benchmark in terms of market reach and technology that it is bringing into the industry. The company’s vision is to be among the top 10 commercial vehicle makers globally, Optare is playing a vital role by being ahead of the curve in terms of E-Mobility and strengthening our leadership position globally.


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