New Zealand will have first electric double-decker buses

The first electric buses in New Zealand happen to be 82-seat double-deckers.

Dutch company Heliox announced that this summer it will deliver to Tranzit eight DC chargers for the launch of the fleet in the capital city of Wellington. Two of those chargers are to be 450 kW ultra-fast chargers for roof-mounted pantographs.

The other chargers will be five DC 2x30kW Twin Chargers and one DC 25kW Mobile Charger with a plug-in option.

New Zealand is just beginning its bus electrification. We expect in 2020 will be 10 more double-decker electric buses.

London’s first long-range all-electric double-decker buses are in service since 2016.

The first 5 BYD all-electric buses will operate on Route 98 on behalf of TfL by Metroline. Route 98 was chosen because of its status as a “pollution hotspot” in the city, according to a joint press release from TfL and BYD.


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