Alexander Dennis (ADL) and BYD UK has taken an order for 22 BYD ADL Enviro200EV electric single deck buses from First Bus.
The buses, which are part-funded by the Scottish Government, will be deployed in Glasgow.
Using BYD’s battery electric driveline technology, ADL will assemble the buses at its factory in Falkirk, ensuring the investment benefits the local economy in Scotland’s Central Belt.
The Scottish Government has supported First’s purchase of these 22 BYD ADL Enviro200EV through the first round of the Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme.
“We are delighted to have been awarded this funding. Cleaner air is vitally important to all of us in society and we are determined to play our part in the communities that we serve.”Andrew Jarvis, managing director for First Bus in Scotland.
“COP26 will be a showcase of Britain’s commitment to fighting climate change, and First’s new electric buses will be a testament to the initiative taken by the transport group to achieve a zero-emission fleet by 2035.”Paul Davies, ADL President & managing director.
“With BYD battery technology at the heart of these vehicles, First Bus can look forward to clean, reliable and efficient operation for years to come.”Frank Thorpe, managing director at BYD UK.