Oxford Bus Company Places Huge Electric Bus Order

Oxford Bus Company Places Huge Electric Bus Order

Oxford Bus Company Places Huge Electric Bus Order

­Heavy duty and commercial vehicles — plus aviation — are the last frontier for electrification. But even buses are gradually moving away from fossil fuels, like for example, Oxford Bus Company, which just ordered 104 Wrightbus electric buses.

The industry, itself, has been booming as of late, seeing exponential growth — the electric bus market grew 26% last year, up to 4,152 units registered (with 3,282 in 2021, and a growth of 48% on 2020).

Yutong leads the electric bus pack in Europe, with Alexander Dennis/BYD and Daimler Buses at #2 and 3, respectively.

But Wrightbus isn’t too far behind the renewable energy race, with the Northern Ireland-based company sporting the world's first zero-emissions double deck hydrogen bus.

And Oxford Bus Company recently ordered 104 electric buses from Wrightbus, including five single and 99 all-electric double-decker buses (with eight of them having no top and suitable for sightseeing).

The Oxford Bus Company is part of the Go-Ahead Group, and they already operate an assortment of electric buses (along with an order for hydrogen buses for the Crawley and Gatwick Airport area), all part of their goal to operate an all-zero-emission fleet in the UK by 2035.

“It’s important to remember that decarbonising vehicles is only part of the challenge,” said Christian Schreyer, Group Chief Executive, The Go-Ahead Group, in their press release. “We also need to encourage more people out of their cars and onto public transport.”