Electric Buses

Diamond Bus Proudly launches its first Electric Buses

01 October 2021

West Midlands

This week sees a great step for Diamond Bus working towards a cleaner, greener future with the launch of our first electric buses.

The first of 5 electric vehicles will commence service on local Black Country routes, enabling us to monitor performance and viability of expanding more electrical vehicles into our fleet in future.

At Diamond Bus, we are committed to understanding and identifying the most suitable Zero Emissions Bus Technology for our operating areas, to ensure we can move towards a more sustainable fleet in future.

We have already invested over £9 Million in more than 75 brand new Euro 6 Low-emission certified micro-hybrid buses since 2018, however, working closely with Transport for West Midlands through the Bus Alliance the latest vehicles are fully electrically powered and produce no carbon emissions or exhaust fumes from the tailpipe, which means they go even further to improving air quality in our local towns and cities.

These buses green credentials don’t just stop there!

In order to minimise their environmental impact, these vehicles have been sustainably converted from existing diesel-powered Diamond vehicles. In partnership with UK-based EV specialists, MAGTEC, the buses go through a process whereby the existing engine is removed and replaced by a fully electrically-powered motor and battery packs, which provide 200 kWhr of battery energy storage.

By reusing and refurbishing existing vehicles, it has allowed us to invest in zero-emission technology, without the need to dispose of existing service-ready vehicles. Our new electric buses really do epitomise the ultimate green goals; to reduce emissions and reduce waste!

Buses are already one of the cleanest ways to travel; by reducing car-use, one single bus can help to lower traffic-related carbon emissions and congestion problems and by choosing to invest in more environmentally friendly vehicle options, Diamond Bus really are committed to working towards a greener future and a brighter Diamond.

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