Pelican completes delivery of 55 Yutong electric buses to McGill’s

Pelican Engineering has completed the delivery of its largest order of zero emission Yutong buses to date with 55 buses to McGill’s in Glasgow ahead of the start of COP26. Following the delivery of the initial vehicle in July, the balance of the 54 vehicles was completed in less than seven weeks.

Pelican’s technicians undertook the commissioning of the buses, including fitting customer-specific seats to carrying out high voltage and EV checks and battery maintenance to prepare the vehicles for service.

Head of Yutong Bus UK at Pelican, Ian Downie says: “With demand for zero emission buses and coaches really gaining momentum, it’s vital that our highly trained team in the UK is able to swiftly fit out the electric vehicles according to our customers’ specifications and get them on the road and in service on schedule.

“Despite issues arising from Brexit and Covid which have impacted so many industries this year, we met our commitment to deliver all 55 zero emission buses to McGill’s in Glasgow in time for COP26, giving the bus operator the largest zero emission fleet in Scotland.”