Wright StreetAir

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Wright StreetAir
Manufacturer Wrightbus
Production 2017
Assembly Ballymena, Northern Ireland
Body and chassis
Doors 1 or 2
Floor type Low floor
Chassis Based on Wright StreetDeck (DF model)
Based on Wright StreetLite (WF model)
Length 8.8, 9.5 and 10.9 metres
Width 2.5 metres
Height 3.0 and 4.2 metres
Curb weight 13-18 tonnes
Predecessor Wright Electrocity
Wright StreetLite EV

The Wright StreetAir is a low-floor electric single-decker bus design, built by Wrightbus in Ballymena, Northern Ireland from 2017. The StreetAir replaced the Wright Electrocity and Wright StreetLite EV in Wrightbus' product range.

All production models were of the door-forward single-deck model; Wrightbus also offered wheel-forward and double-deck variants of the StreetAir, although none were ever built before production was suspended, following Wrightbus entering administration in 2019.[1]

Wright StreetAir EV DF

The Wright StreetAir EV DF was revealed in August 2016 as the replacement for the Wright Electrocity. It is available in two main variants: a single-decker bus variant, and a double-decker bus variant; the latter was never built. Both are based on an all-electric version of the Wright StreetDeck integral double-decker bus. The StreetAir EV DF is available in a single 10.6m length weighing 18 tonnes.[2][3] The body design of the single-decker bus variant is based on the Wright Eclipse 3, while the body design of the double-decker bus variant is based on the StreetDeck. Both variants are available with electricity conduction via overnight (plug-in), inductive (through the road surface) or conductive (with a pantograph) methods.[4][5]

The first six, all single-deckers, entered service with Lothian Buses in October 2017.[6][7] These were the only StreetAirs ever built; production ceased in September 2019 as Wrightbus entered administration.

Wright StreetAir EV WF (unbuilt)

The Wright StreetAir EV WF was launched in August 2016 as the replacement for the Wright StreetLite EV. It is based on the StreetLite EV, with a number of drivetrain improvements over the previous model. It is available in 8.8m and 9.5m lengths, with both lengths featuring the wheel ahead of the door to maximise interior capacity. As with the DF, the WF is available with electricity conduction via overnight (plug-in), inductive (through the road surface) or conductive (with a pantograph) methods.[3][8]

No wheel forward models were ever built, and Wrightbus entered administration in September 2019.


  1. ^ Campbell, John (25 September 2019). "Wrightbus administrators confirm 1,200 job losses". BBC News NI. Retrieved 28 September 2019.
  2. ^ Wrightbus Welcomes OLEV Results Announcement and Highlights Electric Bus Range Wrightbus 4 August 2016
  3. ^ a b Wrightbus's new range of electric buses revealed Route One 5 August 2016
  4. ^ Wrightbus extends electric options with new 10.6m StreetAir EV DF Bus & Coach Professional 8 August 2016
  5. ^ StreetAir Bus & Coach Buyer 9 August 2016
  6. ^ First fully electric public buses in Edinburgh unveiled ahead of launch Peebles Shire News 29 September 2017
  7. ^ Lothian is first to put Wrightbus StreetAir buses on the road Route One 3 October 2017
  8. ^ Wrighbus Showcases the First Vehicles from its new Range of Electric Buses Wrightbus 4 August 2016
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