LIBERTYBUS is due to trial an electric bus for around three weeks.
The Sigma 8 vehicle, built by manufacturer Mellor Bus, is capable of travelling over 160 miles on a single charge.
It will be on display in front of The Royal Yacht hotel tomorrow between 10am and 2pm as part of a LibertyBus driver recruitment day.
The bus will then be used for the next few weeks, allowing the company to analyse its charging requirements and manoeuvrability.
LibertyBus director Kevin Hart said: ‘We are excited about trialling the electric bus on the Island. The Mellor Sigma range are great little buses and we can’t wait to trial the bus on the network and share the results of the trial with the Government of Jersey.’
Richard Matthews, sales director at Mellor, said the manufacturer’s Sigma range was capable of navigating ‘the narrow or constricted routes of the Channel Islands with ease’.
‘We believe our Sigma range of buses have huge potential to play a significant part in the Island’s efforts to improve its public transportation,’ he said. ‘These trials are a significant moment for Mellor as we look to expand our bus offering in the Channel Islands.’