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  Optare Group - Introduction

Optare is one of the most respected names in the UK bus industry. Our parent, Ashok Leyland, part of the Hinduja Group, is ranked within the top five global bus manufacturers. We design, manufacture and sell single deck and double deck buses, and offer a comprehensive after sales service.

Building on a history of innovation, we have developed a range of low-carbon buses using enhanced diesel technology, alternative fuel options and hybrid systems, and even full electric drivelines which are available across our entire product range. And with reduced weight designs and optimised drive systems we set the benchmark for fuel economy and CO2 reduction.

Our buses operate not only in the UK but in Continental Europe, North America and further afield. We also supply complete vehicles, CKD or SKD kits, technology transfer and licensing agreements worldwide.

Optare’s integrated design is unique and features an easily demountable power pack. This allows our buses to be future proofed, giving operators peace of mind since, with continued rapid advances in low carbon technology, Optare buses can be upgraded to whatever is the best system over the 10 to 15 year life of the bus.

Optare plc is incorporated in the UK, which is also its main country of operation.