Electric bus trial begins on Jersey

05 September 2019

Jersey’s public transport operator LibertyBus has put an all-electric double decker on trial for the first time.

The Mertodecker EV will be put through its paces for six weeks after being loaned to the company by manufacturer Optare.

During the trial, the company will carefully assess the bus’s suitability for the island’s road network.

Kevin Hart, Director of LibertyBus, said, “It’s important to do a full trial of this bus to be sure it is right for the island and for our service.

“Whilst it’s on the road we’ll be monitoring passenger loadings, punctuality, reliability and charging and run times. We’ll gather feedback from drivers on how it handles the Jersey roads and from our customers about the experience onboard.”