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Wright Electrocity
Travel London 8804 in Greenwich
A Wright Electrocity operated by Travel London at North Greenwich.
Manufacturer Wrightbus
Operator(s) London Central
Travel London
Specifications
Floor type Low floor
Doors 2 door
Chassis Based on VDL SB120
Engine(s) Vauxhall/Ford Puma (as generator)
Options Various customer options

The Wright Electrocity is a type of hybrid bus built by Wrightbus. There were originally two prototypes, one based on Dennis Dart SLF chassis and the other based on DAF SB120 chassis.[1] It was the first bus of its kind and later competed with the Alexander Dennis Enviro200H and the Optare Tempo.

The first order of six Electrocity buses (based on VDL SB120 chassis) was placed by Transport for London for use on route 360 (operated by Go-Ahead Group subsidiary London Central) [2] and entered service in early 2006. These buses were meant to be the TransBus Enviro200H, but when TransBus went into administration in 2004, the bus side was bought by Alexander Dennis. The main aim for Alexander Dennis was to get the business out of trouble, so delivery of the Enviro200H was delayed. TfL eventually got impatient, and ordered the Electrocity.

Another five Electrocity buses were built for use on route 129 (operated by Abellio), and entered service in 2009. Although TfL intends to introduce significantly more hybrid buses into service, no Electocitys are currently on order.[3]

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