Stagecoach has confirmed a further 158 e-buses ordered from Pelican Bus and Coach, as Yutong’s UK dealer announces. Yesterday it was announced an order, also from the same operator, for as many as 244 Alexander Dennis e-buses.

Further to the recent 23 single decks delivered to Sheffield, Pelican have been awarded further orders totalling 158 single deck electric vehicles. These orders will mean that Stagecoach becomes the largest operator of Yutong electric vehicles in the UK, with over 200 units ordered.

Stagecoach also buys Yutong e-buses

The vehicles will be delivered from July 2024, with all delivered prior to Q3 2025.

The orders cover the length and breadth of England, and include vehicles in the following locations: Chesterfield, Slatyford, Rugby, Leamington, Nuneaton, Stockton, Preston, Sunderland.

The buses will be jointly funded by Stagecoach and local and national government through 3 different funding streams, including Zebra 2 fundings.

Ian Downie, Head of Yutong UK at Pelican commented “We are absolutely delighted to receive these order awards from Stagecoach. Our vehicles have been successfully launched in Warwick, Inverness and now Sheffield and the feedback has been superb. The vehicles have state of the art air conditioning and customer centric features, and coupled with the reliability and performance of the tried, tested and proven Yutong product, will continue to support the Stagecoach operation. We have forged an excellent partnership with Stagecoach, and the total orders of an additional 158 vehicles is testament to this relationship. The vehicles are completed in our dealership at Castleford, and Pelican will support them throughout their service life”

Tony Cockcroft, Stagecoach Asset Management and Infrastructure Director, said: “Being the largest operator of Yutong electric vehicles in the UK affirms Stagecoach’s commitment to connecting communities across the UK sustainably and efficiently. Introducing these new electric vehicles brings us a step closer to realising our goal of being fully net zero and become more energy efficient.”


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