Pelican is providing Yutong zero emission buses for a new bus service on routes connecting Leicester’s three main hospitals, in the UK.
The Hospital Hopper service is having a complete upgrade, including replacing the current diesel vehicles with a fleet of fully electric buses, with features such as free USB chargers, passenger information screens and a new eye-catching livery, Pelican points out in a press note.
The new electric Hospital Hopper buses were launched at Leicester’s Jubilee Square on Thursday, June 23, and will come into operation on Monday, June 27.
E-buses for Leicester Buses Partnership
The electric bus service is being launched in partnership with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust (UHL), and bus operator Centrebus.
Such project is part of the Leicester Buses Partnership – an ambitious bus partnership programme of work between Leicester City Council and all local bus operators to improve services, routes and vehicles across the city. The new Hospital Hoppers will become part of the new Greenlines electric bus network, which already serves all three Park and Ride sites in the city, Pelican notes.
Ian Downie, Head of Yutong Bus UK commented “The additional 4 off vehicles supplied will further enhance the passenger experience for Leicester residents. The state of the art vehicles are all fitted with full air conditioning, and not only travel with zero emissions, but are also whisper quiet in operation. It is a testament to the Council and local bus operators that their bus partnership is being implemented so quickly, with 15 off Pelican supplied vehicles in service already”