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Fully Electric Decker - Michael - 09 Jun 2021

Go North East have a fully electric Optare decker on demo for the 21.

Martijn has also mentioned, others will be coming to test for future orders.

https://www.facebook.com/100009920923911/videos/1550810765259606


https://twitter.com/MartijnGNE/status/1402667959496187911


RE: Fully Electric Decker - GNE6312 - 09 Jun 2021

(09 Jun 2021, 5:43 pm)Michael Wrote: Go North East have a fully electric Optare decker on demo for the 21.

Martijn has also mentioned, others will be coming to test for future orders.

https://www.facebook.com/100009920923911/videos/1550810765259606


https://twitter.com/MartijnGNE/status/1402667959496187911
I'd like to see some if those ordered in the NE, wonder if they'll trial a Streetdeck HCEV too as they'll be amazing for the NE especially as GNE have a large fleet of Streetdecks already.


RE: Fully Electric Decker - Micheal Aaron - 09 Jun 2021

It looks nice. Always wanted to ride one of these buses


RE: Fully Electric Decker - streetdeckfan - 09 Jun 2021

(09 Jun 2021, 6:03 pm)GNE6312 Wrote: I'd like to see some if those ordered in the NE, wonder if they'll trial a Streetdeck HCEV too as they'll be amazing for the NE especially as GNE have a large fleet of Streetdecks already.

The main issue with Hydrogen is the infrastructure required, even more so than going BEV.
I'm guessing if they go Hydrogen they'd have to build their own generation plant as I don't believe there is anywhere local to supply it, although I could be mistaken on that.

I do think that for a lot of GNE's routes Hydrogen would probably be the better of the electric options due to it's higher energy density enabling a longer range, although that could all change depending on how much change we see in battery technology.


Fully Electric Decker - TEN 6083 - 09 Jun 2021

MG has said it’ll enter service next week


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RE: Fully Electric Decker - Adrian - 09 Jun 2021

(09 Jun 2021, 6:24 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: The main issue with Hydrogen is the infrastructure required, even more so than going BEV.
I'm guessing if they go Hydrogen they'd have to build their own generation plant as I don't believe there is anywhere local to supply it, although I could be mistaken on that.

I do think that for a lot of GNE's routes Hydrogen would probably be the better of the electric options due to it's higher energy density enabling a longer range, although that could all change depending on how much change we see in battery technology.

I don't think it's as simple as dropping infrastructure in, as I thought it had to run through a pipeline or something. Admittedly I don't know a lot about it though! 

There was talk of BP building a facility on Teesside: https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/products-services/energy-transition/global-integrated-energy-model


RE: Fully Electric Decker - streetdeckfan - 09 Jun 2021

(09 Jun 2021, 7:35 pm)Adrian Wrote: I don't think it's as simple as dropping infrastructure in, as I thought it had to run through a pipeline or something. Admittedly I don't know a lot about it though! 

There was talk of BP building a facility on Teesside: https://www.spglobal.com/platts/en/products-services/energy-transition/global-integrated-energy-model

That was my point, at least with the infrastructure for a BEV the infrastructure is relatively simple, it is essentially just a big phone charger after all!


RE: Fully Electric Decker - JP6004 - 09 Jun 2021

(09 Jun 2021, 5:43 pm)Michael Wrote: Go North East have a fully electric Optare decker on demo for the 21.

Martijn has also mentioned, others will be coming to test for future orders.

https://www.facebook.com/100009920923911/videos/1550810765259606


https://twitter.com/MartijnGNE/status/1402667959496187911
An electric turd is still a turd  Tongue

(09 Jun 2021, 6:24 pm)streetdeckfan Wrote: The main issue with Hydrogen is the infrastructure required, even more so than going BEV.
I'm guessing if they go Hydrogen they'd have to build their own generation plant as I don't believe there is anywhere local to supply it, although I could be mistaken on that.

I do think that for a lot of GNE's routes Hydrogen would probably be the better of the electric options due to it's higher energy density enabling a longer range, although that could all change depending on how much change we see in battery technology.
I agree, much better suited to long routes like Xlines or angel etc. Electric for shorter local routes. They just need battery technology to advance a bit more. However the metals required are so rare to produce these batteries, hydrogen is the only current long sustainable power source


Big O - Big O - 09 Jun 2021

(09 Jun 2021, 8:27 pm)JP6004 Wrote: An electric turd is still a turd  Tongue

I agree, much better suited to long routes like Xlines or angel etc. Electric for shorter local routes. They just need battery technology to advance a bit more. However the metals required are so rare to produce these batteries, hydrogen is the only current long sustainable power source

The Metrodecker EV is such a nice vehicle. Performance is faultless and it’s really impressive to see Optare finally making good moves.


RE: Fully Electric Decker - transportintyneandwear - 14 Jun 2021

Does it have a fleet number and was it in service today?


RE: Fully Electric Decker - Micheal Aaron - 14 Jun 2021

(14 Jun 2021, 8:01 pm)transportintyneandwear Wrote: Does it have a fleet number and was it in service today?
More likely have a 90**


Fully Electric Decker - 6049 - 15 Jun 2021

I know I've already said this elsewhere but I've always felt that Hydrogen offers the longer term solution so it would be nice to see something like that trialled.

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RE: Fully Electric Decker - JP6004 - 15 Jun 2021

(Yesterday, 10:03 am)6049 Wrote: I know I've already said this elsewhere but I've always felt that Hydrogen offers the longer term solution so it would be nice to see something like that trialled.

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Agreed, the ore used to produce batteries is too rare. I'm sure GNE will trial one at some point


Fully Electric Decker - atlantean560 - 15 Jun 2021

Is the electric decker in service yet ? There is a spare ticket machine showing on service 25 today and not sure if that is it.

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RE: Fully Electric Decker - Blockybus - 15 Jun 2021

(Yesterday, 3:47 pm)atlantean560 Wrote: Is the electric decker in service yet ? There is a spare ticket machine showing on service 25 today and not sure if that is it.

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Just checked and the spare machine on the 25 is just a Versa unfortunately... I had to check as I want to see the electric decker


Fully Electric Decker - atlantean560 - 15 Jun 2021

Damn, well that's one I need to see and try along with 6101 now

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RE: Fully Electric Decker - Rapidsnap - 15 Jun 2021

Rumour has it that they are looking for an extension lead long enough for it.


Fully Electric Decker - atlantean560 - 16 Jun 2021

Hmmm so why not place it at riverside. Lol unless it's got to CLS no power and no charging so Is stuck there.

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