Ashok Leyland’s arm delivers first 21 battery-electric Metrodecker EV with First York
4th Aug 2020

Ashok Leyland’s subsidiary -- Optare Plc, has delivered first of 21 battery-electric Metrodecker EV with First York. First York launched the first of 21 battery-electric Optare Metrodecker EV double-deckers on July 30. This follows the successful launch of the EV Double Decker in London with Metroline, this Metrodecker is a part of the 107 Metrodecker EV order Optare has received since the product was launched 18 months ago. 

Each Metrodecker EV with First York can carry 98 passengers, although that capacity is currently restricted due to social distancing measures. The model delivers a range in excess of 160 miles. The buses carry a new blue-based brand for the York park-and-ride network. They have audio-visual next stop announcements, wi-fi and USB charging points. 

Ashok Leyland, the Hinduja Group flagship company in India, is engaged in the manufacturing of commercial vehicles and related components. The company’s products include buses, trucks, engines, defense and special vehicles.