Wrightbus announced today (May 6) that the milestone achieved by its Hydroliner fleet has prevented 1,700 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from entering the atmosphere, compared to the journeys made by an ‘equivalent diesel bus’.
The company also said that the reduction in emissions had the same impact as taking nearly 400 cars off the roads for an entire year.
The miles are expected to only continue to rise, as 70% of all vehicles leaving Wrightbus’ Ballymena factory in 2022 will be zero-emission products, up from 30% in 2021.
Jo Bamford, Executive Chairman at Wrightbus,said, “Hitting one million miles is an incredible landmark for our buses.
“At Wrightbus we have been relentless in our commitment to zero-emissions transport thanks to our constant innovations – but although these figures are impressive, we cannot let up.
“We will continue to press the case for more support for zero-emissions transport, both in the UK and around the globe, to ensure vital Net Zero targets are not missed.”
The Wrightbus Streetdeck Hydroliner entered passenger service in January 2021, with buses in operation in London, Birmingham, Dublin, and Belfast, in addition to its Aberdeen fleet.
In October 2019, Wrightbus had just 56 members of staff, but has since from to over 900 people today, which Wrightbus puts down largely to its new zero-emission products.
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