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Mellor to launch new all-electric bus range

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Mellor released a teaser image for the new all-electric bus range (Credit: Mellor)
Mellor released a teaser image for the new all-electric bus range (Credit: Mellor)

Bus producer Mellor has announced plans for a new range of single-deck battery electric buses.

The Rochdale, Greater Manchester, firm will launch the range next year, with further details due to be announced in December.  

The vehicles, which the company claimed could be the “widest range of battery-electric buses from any manufacturer in Europe”, are expected to include a variety of lengths, widths, operating ranges and weights. 

The news follows the October announcement of Mellor’s ambitions to ‘reposition’ the business from next year. The company has also announced plans for a new 54,000ft2 facility in Scarborough, Yorkshire, with 130 workers and a 500 vehicle per year capacity.   

“We’re very excited indeed about our new electric bus range,” said Mellor bus division managing director Mark Clissett. He called the range “a bold move, which we believe will shake-up the UK bus market and deliver a fresh new business proposition for operators. Our new electric bus range will provide a genuine alternative for customers, with the widest range of models currently on the market today.” 

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