Courtney Buses/Optare Versa EVs

The first Versas to join the Berkshire-based Courtney Buses fleet are two hybrid EV variants, supplied by Optare (08434 873200) and used on its route to Wokingham.

They join a large number of Solos in the Courtney fleet and have 41 Esteban high-back seats, Hanover destination equipment and six-camera Synectics CCTV equipment. Audio-visual next stop annunciation is also fitted.

Bill Courtney-Smith says: “As a family business we pride ourselves in listening to our customers and they always comment favourably on the ride quality of Optare products. The hybrid Versas were a natural choice for us.”