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First’s BYD ADL electric buses for COP26 delegates

20 October 2021 #Bus and Coach #TNB News

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD UK customer First Bus has won the contract to operate the delegate shuttle service at the upcoming COP26 UN Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

The fleet of 22 BYD ADL Enviro200EV zero emission single-deck buses will provide a fast and frequent link for all delegates at the event between the city centre and the event campus at the SSE Hydro and Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre site.

A tender process run by Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) on behalf of the UK and Scottish Governments resulted in First Bus being chosen as official transport supplier to the event.

The new buses, which were part funded through Transport Scotland’s Scottish Ultra Low Emission Bus Scheme (SULEBS), can operate a range of up to 160 miles on a full charge with zero emissions.

Paul Davies, ADL President & Managing Director, said: “With the appointment of First Bus to operate the official shuttle service with its new BYD ADL electric buses, delegates to COP26 will experience first hand the smooth drive and quiet running of our British-built zero emission buses.

“Demonstrating First Bus’s commitment to the communities it serves, these 22 buses have been built here in Scotland at our factory in Falkirk, as will the next 126 vehicles, ensuring that the Scottish Government’s SULEBS funding is reinvested locally.”

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