Zenobe Energy partners with McGill’s on electric bus deployment

Zenobe has partnered with Scottish bus operator McGill’s, to build three fully electric depots in Johnstone, Inchinnan and Dundee, to support the company’s move to electric transport. McGill’s recently announced a £32.5million investment in 68 electric vehicles, partly funded by the Scottish Government’s Scottish Ultra Low Emissions Bus Scheme (SULEB), and all of which are due to arrive before the end of the year.

The investment in electric charging infrastructure at the three depots will go live ahead of COP26, which will be held in Glasgow, and the new fleets will service the event, showcasing Scotland’s investment in sustainable transport.

Zenobe Energy is project managing the infrastructure and implementing an end-to-end software solution to manage both the vehicles and the fleet charging, as well as the resulting power requirements.

Steven Meersman, co-founder of Zenobe Energy, says: “We are thrilled to be working with McGill’s, a home-grown company just like Zenobe, embracing the EV bus transition with an ambitious strategy to develop three key depots. This exciting project will help to boost accessibility to sustainable travel in Scotland and support the UK’s drive towards net zero.

“The three depots are a glowing example of what’s possible when private organisations and the government work together towards a common goal, and what British companies can achieve together.”

Ralph Roberts, CEO McGill’s Buses, adds: “This is another industry-leading step towards decarbonising our business. We are delighted to be working with Zenobe on these projects and their track record of quality and delivery is what attracted us to them.”