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© Wrightbus

Wrightbus pays tribute to is founder, Sir William Wright

Sir William Wright, founder of the Ballymena, Northern Ireland-based bus manufacturing firm, Wrightbus, has died aged 94.

Sir William started the company with his father, Robert Wright after World War Two, leading to the pioneering of the first British designed and built electric-powered bus in 1999, paving the way for the company’s hydrogen-powered future.

In 2021, the Ballymena-based firm unveiled what was believed to be the ‘world’s first’ hydrogen-powered double decker bus, which saw its development begin in 2015.

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