Pelican has provided the first Yutong E10 electric bus into service in Scotland with Scottish Power, funded by Hitachi Capital.
The 10.9-metre vehicle has been delivered to Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre – the UK’s largest onshore windfarm – on Eaglesham Moor just 20 minutes from central Glasgow.
Its 215 turbines generate up to 539 megawatts of electricity, enough to power just under 350,000 homes.
The vehicle not only is the first Yutong zero emission bus in service in Scotland, it is also the first E10 fitted with seatbelts, ensuring the visitors to the centre are transported safely.
Passenger experience is enhanced with full electric air-conditioning, 360 degree camera and passenger information systems, with market-leading battery capacity coupled with fast, safe DC charging.
The vehicle can be fully charged in less than 3 hours. The vehicle was completed in the UK by Pelican Bus and Coach in Castleford, Yorkshire.
Ian Downie. Head of Yutong Bus UK enthused: “It is a fantastic story, that with the increased focus on wind generating clean energy, that Scottish Power has invested in a zero emission vehicle powered by renewable electricity.
“This has to be one of the cleanest vehicles in the world, showcasing wind generating electricity and zero emission passenger transport to the visitors. This is a live example of building back greener.”