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McGill’s orders pilot Yutong electric

McGill’s Bus Service has responded to the declared climate emergency by placing a pilot order with Yutong for one E12 battery electric single-decker. This is the first order from a Scottish operator for a Yutong electric and follows a trial of the demonstrator last year.

 

Ralph Roberts, McGill’s managing director, says: “After careful evaluation of the full-size zero emission bus products available, we opted for the Yutong E12, which matched our need for a quality product with a long and reliable service life. Operating range is critical in a battery powered bus and the Yutong EV fulfils our arduous duty cycles. Customer and driver comfort is at the forefront of our specification and we are confident that bus users will enjoy the silence and comfort, safe in the knowledge that their already low emission journeys are now effectively, zero emission. This is the start of our zero emission journey and our aim is that we will phase out clean diesel purchases where possible in favour of EV.”

 

Ian Downie, head of Yutong Bus UK, says: “We are absolutely delighted that one of the premier operators in Scotland, McGill’s, has started its zero emission journey with Yutong and Pelican Bus & Coach. Pelican is able to offer zero emission buses and coaches from Yutong, and with over 101,878 Yutong electric vehicles in service around the world, these are the tried and tested, market leading product. We are committed to providing the very best in class vehicle, with fast DC charging, air conditioning, enhanced battery warranty, capacity and range.”

 

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