Yutong UY dealer Pelican announces it has completed deliveries of a further 41 Yutong zero emission vehicles to McGill’s Bus Group.
This second tranche of vehicles increases the Yutong fleet in McGill’s to 96 vehicles, after 55 were delivered prior to COP 26 in November 2021. It should be mentioned that Yutong placed first in the European electric bus market 2022.
These were funded in part from the Scottish Governments SCOTZEB scheme (for a focus on funding scheme on zero emission buses in UK, click HERE), and took less than 12 months from order to delivery.
THE 134,000th zero emission vehicle that Yutong has produced
Ian Downie, Head of Yutong UK “these deliveries are a very important milestone for Pelican and Yutong. One of the vehicles, SG23OSM, Is not only the 134,000th zero emission vehicle that Yutong has produced, but it is one of the contract that takes Pelican to over 250 delivered zero emission vehicles in the UK. The product is tried, tested and very reliable. It thrives in Scotland’s operating conditions, irrespective of the weather! We are delighted to have worked with McGill’s to be in the vanguard of delivering a sustainable passenger transport solution for the West of Scotland population. The customer centric specification that McGill’s has developed will ensure that more passengers will enjoy quiet, air conditioned journeys whilst encouraging modal shift onto public transport.
Ralph Roberts, McGill’s CEO, “ Pelican and Yutong have been the perfect delivery partners in our journey to net zero. When we were researching our options at the beginning, the Yutong product stood out head & shoulders above the rest. This milestone of 134,000 zero emission vehicles lets everyone understand why – there is real strength in depth in the product. The Yutong zero emission buses cover over 7 billion miles per annum worldwide and rising every year – this kind of success is build on performance, not chance. We are very happy with the product, with the service delivery and with the relationships “