McGill’s has placed a “pilot order” with Yutong for its E12 bus following a successful trial last year, marking the first Scottish order for the Chinese manufacturer.
“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,” says Ralph Roberts, McGill’s managing director, 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, adds: “We are absolutely delighted that one of the premier operators in Scotland, McGill’s, has started their zero emission journey with Yutong and Pelican.
“Pelican are able to offer zero emission buses and coaches from Yutong, with over 101,878 Yutong electric vehicles in service around the world. We are committed to providing the very best in class vehicle, with fast DC charging, air conditioning, enhanced battery warranty, capacity and range.”