Wrightbus has won an order for 28 StreetDeck HEV vehicles from London operator Tower Transit, which will be deployed in summer 2019. These vehicles are the first StreetDeck HEVs purchased by Tower Transit, which already operates StreetLite single-decks.
Built to full TfL specification, the StreetDecks are 10.6m twin-door models and powered by a Daimler OM934 Euro 6 engine with Voith D854.6 gearbox including integrated retarder.
“The main reasons Tower Transit has opted for the StreetDeck HEV is based upon the anticipated fuel savings, low cost of ownership, and the environmental credentials of our HEV system,” says David Barnett, business devel opment director, Wrightbus. “Purchasing a well-engineered low-voltage hybrid driveline was an important consideration for Tower Transit and we are pleased that they have come to us for their latest order to service some of their busy London routes.”
Satnam Cheema, group engineering director, Tower Transit, adds: “We’ve always experienced good performance from Wrightbus and look forward to see how the StreetDeck HEV performs when its enters service with our fleet next year.”
Tower Transit Group employs more than 2,000 staff and operates about 800 single- and double-deck buses in London and Singapore.