The first in a new fleet of battery-electric double decker buses have been unveiled in Dublin this morning.
The Government has agreed to buy at least 120 electric buses from Northern Ireland firm Wright Bus.
120 fully #electric double-deck #buses have been ordered by the NTA. Most will be in operation in Dublin by next year pic.twitter.com/tNWbLXLs2Q
— Emma Tyrrell (Ní Riain) (@EmmaNiRiain) June 13, 2022
The order is part of a framework agreement which will see Ireland buying up to 800 ‘Streetdeck Electroliner Battery Electric Vehicles (BEVs)' from the company in the next five years.
Today @TFIupdates signs the contract with @Wright_bus that will see 800 fully electric buses delivered across the country over the next 5 years #Transport #buses pic.twitter.com/k3qy7LiWhh
— Eamon Ryan (@EamonRyan) June 13, 2022
Work on installing the necessary charging infrastructure will get underway later this year, with the first electric buses taking to the streets in 2023.
100 of the new buses will be used by Dublin Bus, with the remaining 20 destined for the Bus Éireann fleet in Limerick.