Thursday, 11 August 2022

Alexander Dennis hosts launch of Scotland’s Pathway to Zero Emission Buses

Alexander Dennis (Alexander Dennis Limited, “ADL”) has hosted the launch of Scotland’s Pathway to Zero Emission Buses in Larbert on behalf of the Scottish Government.

Scotland’s Pathway to Zero Emission Buses is the result of the work done by the Scottish Government-led Bus Decarbonisation Taskforce, of which Alexander Dennis is a member alongside key industry stakeholders, bus operators, technology partners and financiers.

Alexander Dennis is pursuing an aggressive new product development agenda for zero emission buses including new battery electric and hydrogen fuel cell models. The agenda includes an exciting new product aligning to the pathway’s plans to increase the supply of smaller zero emission buses. The investment in engineering further underpins the company’s commitment to domestic manufacturing.

Alexander Dennis shared their plans at the last meeting of the Bus Decarbonisation Taskforce at its global headquarters in Larbert, where President and Managing Director Paul Davies hosted fellow taskforce members to launch the pathway with Scottish Government Minister for Transport, Jenny Gilruth.

The launch event was supported by Alexander Dennis customers First Bus and Stagecoach, who brought their new, zero emission Scottish-built buses to the event.

President and Managing Director Paul Davies said: “We have been leading the transition to zero emission mobility for a number of years now, doing what we do best, which is investing in innovation. I am delighted to confirm today we are stepping this up further with our extended plans for new product development.

“We pride ourselves on bringing leading products to market that are designed and built in Britain, which allows us to retain our position as innovative leaders of the ZEvolution, the transition to zero emission mobility. Making new product development commitments at this time is an investment into the future through an attractive product line up that will continue to attract orders and underpin jobs in bus manufacturing.”