Wrightbus secures Lothian contract

Wrightbus has been awarded a major new '˜framework supply agreement' with Scottish-based Lothian Buses for vehicles during the period 2017 '“ 2020.

It is understood the agreement will cover the supply of up to 316 vehicles with a mix of diesel, diesel hybrid and electric technologies.

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Mark Nodder, Chairman and CEO of Wrights Group, said: We are delighted to be selected by Lothian Buses as its primary supply partner for Lothian’s BUS2020 environmental fleet strategy. Key milestones in the agreement will be the supply of five new Wrights StreetAir EV full electric buses during summer 2017 for an exciting new project in Edinburgh, the first order for these vehicles outside of London, with a further six to followin 2018.”

The agreement will also include a comprehensive support and training package for Lothian’s engineering team.

Confirming the order at the Euro Bus Expo Richard Hall, MD of Lothian Buses added: “Lothian Buses is pleased to extend its close partnership with Wrightbus and Volvo for a further four years. This reflects the special working relationship between the companies which has enabled Lothian Buses to benefit from pioneering vehicle configurations and styles. We look forward to new and exciting Buses joining our fleet in years to come.”