Scottish operator Explore Dundee has launched a fleet of 12 electric double decker buses from ADL and BYD.
Made locally at ADL’s Falkirk factory in Scotland, using BYD’s expertise in battery and integrated propulsion technology, these BYD ADL Enviro400EVs represent Dundee’s first zero-emissions buses. After driver training is completed at the start of the new year, he will work on Explore’s 28 service, which operates on Dundee’s Lochy Road. Scotland’s fourth most polluted road,
All purely electric buses benefit from a BYD Lfp battery, which has a claimed driving range of up to 160 miles on a single charge.
Their deployment to Dundee comes shortly after COP26, the United Nations Climate Change Conference held in Scotland, where similar BYD ADL electric buses have played a major role in transporting delegates and state leaders, showing that electric buses are the solution. are an essential part. climate emergency.
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Christine McGlasson, CEO of Explore Dundee, said, “This is a historic moment for us at Explore Dundee – we are very proud to bring these electric double deckers to Dundee, a first of its kind for the city. Our fleet is now three-quarters low or zero emissions – and we’re not going to stop there, We believe buses are the solution to pollution, and as part of McGill’s Group we intend to continue investing in our fleet to provide the people of Dundee with a clean and green public transport offering . ,
Charlie Miller, ADL Sales Account Manager, said, “We are delighted that Dundee is another city on the road to network zero thanks to this investment from Explore Dundee. Built in Falkirk, these buses have increased skilled jobs and apprenticeships in Scottish construction, As well as benefiting Dundee residents and helping mitigate climate change – they are truly a win-win for all.
Frank Thorpe, Managing Director of BYD UK, said: “We strive to do our part in making a difference through practical and viable electric mobility solutions to combat climate change. Thinking that BYD ADL zero-emissions electric buses is one such Will make such a significant contribution to clean polluted and recognized road air is a very positive step.We are thrilled that Explore Dundee has chosen BYD ADL e-buses in pursuit of their zero-emissions goals for green transport And happy to support him in his ongoing electric journey.”
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