Zenobē is extending its relationship with leading Scottish bus operator McGill’s to bring more electric bus services to west central Scotland. The collaboration will see the electrification of a bus depot at Greenock, due to go live in the first quarter of 2023, and the expansion of the electric depots at Inchinnan and Johnstone, facilitating the operation of 41 new electric buses. This brings the total number of electric buses in the McGill’s fleet to 109.
The announcement follows the awarding of funding from the Scottish Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund to McGill’s for new electric buses and the infrastructure to support them. Zenobē will be funding the batteries on the 41 Pelican Yutong vehicles and will be building the new infrastructure across sites, as well as implementing its end-to-end software solution to manage the fleet charging and resulting power requirements.
Ralph Roberts, CEO, McGill’s, says: “We are delighted to be extending our work with Zenobē. In the last 12 months, McGill’s has delivered 7.5 million passenger journeys on zero emission buses over three million vehicle miles. In conjunction with Scotland’s clean grid, this is game changing for our planet.”