Ireland-based bus manufacturer Wrightbus’s fleet of hydrogen and battery-electric buses have traveled a total of three million miles since first entering service.
Wrightbus launched its first zero-emission bus—the Streetdeck Hydroliner - in 2020 in Aberdeen, with the fleet entering passenger service in January 2021. Wrightbus also produces the double deck electric bus Streetdeck Electroliner, and also produces single-deck battery electric buses.
The company’s buses are currently in operation around the UK and Ireland. Local authorities have introduced them to their town and city streets to improve local air quality.
When Ballymena-based Wrightbus was taken over in October 2019, only 56 staff remained in the business. Just three years on, and largely due to its new zero-emission products, Wrigtbus recently took on its 1,000th employee and has launched its latest recruitment drive.