Monday, 31 July 2023

Pelican Announce Order From Scottish Operator Ember For 14 Electric Coaches

Pelican Bus and Coach has received an order for 14 tri-axle Yutong Gte14 electric coaches from Scottish intercity operator Ember. The announcement of the order follows the news that  Pelican’s GTe14 demonstrator will be in the UK later this year.
Ember’s 14 GTe14 coaches are due to be delivered in January 2024. The coaches have 57 seats and include the Yutong Electric Safety System (YESS) and camera mirrors as standard. Wheelchair access is integrated into the centre passenger door entrance and luggage capacity is 8.25 cubic meters. Fitted with the larger 563kWh battery option, the projected range for this model on intercity motorway work is about 280 miles.

Ember operate Yutong TCe12 electric coaches between Dundee and Edinburgh and Dundee and Glasgow
See Report by Roger French here

Commenting on the order, Pelican MD, Richard Crump said: “We have worked closely with Keith and Pierce from Ember since first meeting them in 2019. Their vision and professionalism has in part driven the development of this new addition to the UK model range however the vehicle will have wider appeal across the whole of the UK, not only for intercity work but also high value private hire work.”

Pierce Glennie, Ember co-founder, said: “This order will grow the Ember fleet to 38 fully-electric Yutong coaches. Our existing Yutong TCe12 coaches have been highly-reliable, enabling us to build an extensive zero-emission route network in less than three years. 
The longer-range, higher-capacity GTe14, together with the new charging hubs we are building, will allow us to add longer distance routes and meet passenger demand.”