Reading Bus to take six Scania Irizar i3s

Reading Bus to take six Scania Irizar i3s Mark Oliver, Scania Bus UK, Martijn Gilbert and John Biclkerton, Reading Bus; and Itxaso Donamaria, Irizar.

Scania has won a key order for its revamped Irizar i3-bodied single-deck bus with Reading Bus confirming an order for six at Euro Bus Expo 2016. The 41-seat vehicles will be on a Scania K 250 UB4x2 chassis with Scania DC09 111 250hp engine. The Irizar i3 bodies will be fitted with USB chargers, white destination signs and feature a custom interior design to Reading's specification.

"We are delighted to announce an order confirmation for these six vehicles, which reinforces our commitment to the Scania product range," says Reading Bus chief executive officer, Martijn Gilbert. "The vehicles will be used for one of our high-profile corporate contracts."

Mark Oliver, Scania UK bus & coach fleet sales general manager, adds: "As one of Scania’s loyal customers, it's great news to be able to announce this second order placed by Reading during 2016, as a follow on to its earlier order for five double-deck gas-powered buses."