Wright StreetAir

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Wright StreetAir
Overview
Manufacturer Wrightbus
Production 2017–present
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)
Dimensions
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
Chronology
Predecessor Wright Electrocity
Wright StreetLite EV

The Wright StreetAir is a low-floor electric bus design, built by Wrightbus in Ballymena, Northern Ireland, available as both a single-decker bus and double-decker bus. The StreetAir replaces the Wright Electrocity and Wright StreetLite EV in Wrightbus' product range.

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. 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.[1][2] 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.[3][4]

The first six entered service with Lothian Buses in October 2017.[5][6]

Wright StreetAir EV WF

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.[2][7]

References

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