In 2018, Arriva Merseyside purchased 12 Enviro Buses, BYD ADL Enviro200EV single-deck pure electric buses. The e-buses joined the 51 hybrid and nine gas buses already added to the fleet earlier that year. This was the introduction of the final part of a £21 million investment into cutting-edge green technology from the company. The purchase was also supported through a successful £5 million bid for Government (OLEV) funding for new, greener buses, in partnership with Arriva. “Arriva is committed to reducing carbon emissions, both by encouraging more people to use public transport and by minimising our own environmental impact,” said Marcello Giovanardi Category Manager – Fuel, Lubricants, Utilities at Arriva. “We were already working with Schneider Electric as our partner on energy bill validations and commodity risk management for the depot, so we’re aware of their expertise in this area and reputation for delivering reliable high-performance solutions.”The challengeArriva’s environmental commitment extends to its power infrastructure, which is vital to supporting the increasing number of electric vehicles in its fleet. It was therefore seeking a partner with strong sustainability credentials to design and install the electrical infrastructure, to deliver an industrial supply at the depot in Green Lane, Merseyside. The central requirement was to provide a reliable and secure electricity supply for six double bus chargers on a charging island in the middle of the depot.
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