Last Wednesday 18 April Go-coach worked with Sevenoaks District Council to take double winter Olympic champion Lizzy Yarnold on a victory parade around local schools and the district.
Lizzy traveled in an open top Routemaster, and this was supported by go-coach’s new gold Optare Metrocity. Read More
Optare, one of the UK’s leading bus manufacturers and subsidiary of Indian-based Ashok Leyland are to supply 94 Solo buses to Dubai to the Roads and Transport Authority in a deal valued at circa £18m. Read More
Optare, one of the UK’s leading bus manufacturers and subsidiary of Indian-based Ashok Leyland, has marked the delivery of the first batch of 114 Metrocity buses to New Zealand at a special ceremony today at the British High Commission in the country’s capital, Wellington.
Acting British High Commissioner, Helen Smith cut the ribbon on the first bus of Optare’s biggest ever Australasian export order, worth NZ$40m (£21m).
Contact Optare now for support with your application for Ultra-Low Emission Bus funding for electric buses and infrastructure. Read More
Kent’s largest independent bus operator, go-coach has just taken delivery of its first new bus, a Metrocity 10.8m direct from Optare.
The 37-seat bus is painted gold to mark go-coach hire’s 10th anniversary this year and is being used on route 431 from Sevenoaks to Orpington. This takes the gold bus into the predominantly TfL red bus world in Orpington and has already received positive comments from passengers. Read More
Optare’s Metodecker EV currently in-service trials with Go-Ahead London, took a break from its duties to make an appearance at the Ace Café London as part of an EV Owners meet on Saturday. The event, part of the café’s 80th anniversary celebrations was the first ever Electric Vehicle Owners Meet at the café and featured the latest designs in electric cars and motorbikes as well as Optare’s innovative electric bus. Read More
An Optare Solo designed specifically for operation in Hong Kong, has commenced service on Hong Kong Island green minibus (GMB) route No. 54M (Kennedy Town Station - Queen Mary Hospital). The Hong Kong Transport Department will evaluate the bus on route no.54, and plans to trial the Solo on another two hospital routes operating via Prince of Wales Hospital and St Teresa's Hospital respectively. Read More
Shiel Buses, have purchased a 9.2m Euro 5, Low Carbon, Optare Solo to add to their fleet. Shiel Buses is a family owned business in the Scottish Highlands with over 30 successful years in business, providing bus and coach hire services throughout the West Lochaber area in Scotland and beyond. Read More
The Metrocity EV has spent the festive period on trial with Stagecoach Inverness. The operator is committed to zero emissions technologies and already operates six Optare Solo EVs; the first with fully electric heating, branded Inverness ElectiCity have served routes in Inverness since June 2015. Read More
Innovative bus designer and manufacturer Optare reaches for new heights as proud sponsors of the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Optare have provided a Tour Support Van wrapped in iconic Lancaster and Spitfire images that will accompany the Flight across the UK during the display season. Read More
Brian who has over 26 years’ experience in the bus and coach industry, will take over the reins from Lawrence Govender leading Optare’s aftermarket. Read More
Brian has over 35 years’ experience in engineering, vehicle maintenance and support. For almost the last two decades Brian has worked primarily for OEM’s in support and service roles including Volvo Bus, and latterly Alexander Dennis Limited, as Group Service Director.
Marshalls of Sutton on Trent have purchased another two Optare Versa buses. Marshalls of Sutton on Trent, established in 1989 is a family run business, recognised as one of the leading coach & bus operators in the East Midlands. Read More
Leading Indian truck and bus manufacturer Ashok Leyland Limited, a Hinduja Group Company, has increased its stake in its UK subsidiary Optare Plc by 23.20% to 98.31% by conversion of its existing loans into equity. Read More
Steve Whiteway, former Managing Director of Epsom Coaches has joined Optare in its mission to improve air quality in London. Steve will work with the bus manufacturer and operators in London and surrounding areas to support in the implementation of electric bus technologies. Read More
Garelochhead Coaches, have purchased two 9.2m Euro 5, Low Carbon, Optare Solos to add to their fleet. Garelochhead Coaches has been in operation for 25 years, providing bus and coach hire services throughout Argyll and Bute Read More
Harrogate Coach Travel, trading as Connexionsbuses have purchased a 9.2m Euro 6, Low Carbon, Optare Solo to add to their fleet. Connexionsbuses is a family run company established in 2002. The Firm operates a network of local bus services in and around Harrogate and York in North Yorkshire as well as Otley and Ilkley in West Yorkshire. Read More
First Leeds and Optare partner to trial the “Metrodecker EV” in the city from today Read More
Following a successful trial in York, First Leeds has this week (9 October) launched its trial of a new fully electric double decker bus.