By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy Nexport + ADL

BREAKING: British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and Australia’s Nexport, part of the True Green group, have entered into a supply agreement to bring a range of zero-emission buses to the Australian market, the companies jointly announced today.

Nexport CEO Michel van Maanen stated: “We are delighted to partner with Alexander Dennis, who have been extremely progressive in the zero-emission bus space globally."

Sharing a common global bus industry link via the use of Chinese BYD electric bus chassis, the agreement would see Nexport - an Australian owned supplier and producer of electric buses - assemble bodies from the Alexander Dennis Enviro family on BYD chassis for the Australian market. Nexport will also lead the customer sales and service relationship, it confirms.

ADL and BYD’s electric vehicle partnership has been a great success in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand, where they have delivered and taken orders for more than 1,000 battery-electric vehicles and clocked up over 30 million miles of zero-emission service, it states.
The supply agreement will bring a range of new locally assembled electric bus products, providing bus types that are currently not available to local bus operators in Australia, the entities explain.

The first of the range released will include a 9.7-metre electric city bus, as well as 11.6-metre and 12.5-metre models, they state. The first buses are targeted to be on the road in early 2022 with volume production to be underway by the end of that year, they confirm.

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NFI president and chief executive officer Paul Soubry, said: "We continue to look for innovative ways to lead the evolution to zero-emission mobility around the world and this strategic partnership between ADL and Nexport will help further support that evolution in the southern hemisphere."

"Our electric buses and coaches have seen strong growth in numerous markets and, through this partnership, our electric vehicles will now be available in five countries - with plans for further geographic expansion in the near future through ADL."
ADL president and managing director Paul Davies, said: "We are delighted to be partnering with Nexport in the Australian market as we believe that our globally renowned buses can help deliver the country’s decarbonisation agenda."

"This agreement with Nexport fits perfectly with our model of manufacturing close to our customers, supporting highly skilled local jobs and developing skills in green technology while adding value to local economies.

"We’re thrilled to be collaborating with Nexport, who share our unwavering focus of delivering best-in-class customer support and outstanding quality."



Nexport CEO Michel van Maanen, stated: "This agreement will be another significant boost to the Australian manufacturing renaissance."

"We are delighted to partner with Alexander Dennis, who have been extremely progressive in the zero-emission bus space globally.

"For Nexport to be able to partner with such a strong global company further demonstrates our business objective to bring the world’s best zero-emission mobility technology to our shores - and manufacturing the products locally, by Australians."



Nexport Pty Ltd is a fully Australian owned business and the leading supplier of electric vehicles in Australia, it states.
Besides having deep local knowledge of Australian body building for electric buses in Victoria and New South Wales, it also has an exclusive distribution agreement with BYD technologies in Australia across various product categories like buses, logistic vans, and cars.

Nexport is the only bus manufacturer that is solely focussed on zero-emission technology, which enables it to have laser focus on zero-emission outcomes, with no distractions or connections to legacy technology, it explains.

The company is a fully integrated advanced technology provider in transport solutions for a cleaner and greener environment with its fleets of electric buses, trucks and taxis, it adds.
As an integrated solutions provider, Nexport’s value offering is based on the value chain of sales engineering and delivery, operational excellence, technical expertise, application capabilities and local professional aftersales support, the company says.

With a combination of these five pillars, Nexport believes it can deliver a true value add to its customers and partners, it states.



With 8,000 team members in 10 countries, NFI is a leading global bus manufacturer of mass mobility solutions under the brands New Flyer (heavy-duty transit buses), MCI (motor coaches), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), ARBOC (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts.



Alexander Dennis Limited is a global leader in the design and manufacture of double-deck buses and is also the UK’s largest bus and coach manufacturer, it states.
ADL offers single- and double-deck vehicles under the brands of Alexander Dennis and Plaxton, and has more than 31,000 vehicles in service in the UK, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, New Zealand, Mexico, Canada and the United States, it confirms.

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