BYD ADL electric buses for Sky shuttle services

Alexander Dennis and BYD are working with Dawsongroup bus and coach and Cobra Corporate Services to provide zero-emission transportation services for broadcasting and telecommunications group Sky.

Sky provides its staff and visitors with free shuttle bus services from various public transport hubs to its Livingston Campus near Edinburgh and its Osterley Campus in London.

Cobra operates the shuttle bus service on behalf of Sky and eight BYD ADL Enviro200EVs are being supplied under contract hire through Dawsongroup. The first two buses have gone into service at the Livingston Campus on 2nd August and another six will launch on 15 August at the Osterley Campus. 

The all-electric, zero-emission buses will replace conventional vehicles currently used for the shuttle bus service and will assist Sky in reducing its carbon footprint and achieving its goal of becoming net-zero by 2030. 

Steve Dowling, director, Cobra Corporate Services, says: “After many months of research, discussions and preparation to ensure the correct products were used, BYD ADL are the right choice of electric bus for us to integrate into the Sky Zero strategy. The decision to continue the relationship with Dawsongroup and our chosen infrastructure suppliers made all the hard work that much easier.”

Mark Taylor, regional sales manager, Alexander Dennis, adds: “We are delighted to show the benefits of electric buses on staff shuttle services with this project being the largest of its kind in the country. Our British-built BYD ADL Enviro200EV is a great fit and incorporates unrivalled experience from over 1,000 electric buses on the road nationally, ensuring reliability and peace of mind for Cobra as the operator, as well as Dawsongroup as owner and provider of the vehicles.”