Tuesday, 8 December 2020

Yutong E10 for Scottish Power

Pelican Bus & Coach, importer and distributor for YUTONG buses and coaches, have provided the first Yutong bus into service in Scotland with Scottish Power, funded by Hitachi Capital.

The Yutong 10.9 metre vehicle was delivered last month to Whitelee Windfarm Visitor Centre. Whitelee is the UK's largest onshore wind farm, located 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 fully completed in the UK by Pelican in Castleford.

 Ian Downie. Head of Yutong Bus UK said
"It is a fantastic story, that with the increased focus on wind generating clean energy, 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!"

According to the Yutong website "Yutong is not only the largest manufacturer in China but also the largest in the world with a daily output of over 400 vehicles and a 12% share of the global market for medium and large sized buses and coaches"

More information on the Yutong E10 here