First Bus order 126 brand new vehicles from Camelon coach builder

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) announced it has received an order from First Bus for a further 126 zero-emission buses – the largest ever single order for electric buses in Scotland.

By James Trimble
Wednesday, 31st March 2021, 12:47 pm

First Bus has opted for 91 BYD ADL Enviro400EV double deck buses, each of which will be 10.8m long, and 35 single deck BYD ADL Enviro200EV with a length of 11.6m each.

These new buses will all be introduced to the Glasgow city bus network by March 2023.

Paul Davies, ADL president and managing Director, said: “This is a very large investment by First Bus in new electric buses and is yet another step on their journey to achieve a zero-emission fleet by 2035, and we look forward to working closely with them to get these new buses onto the streets of Glasgow at pace.

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The ADL manufactured buses will be hitting the streets of Glasgow in 2023

“These zero emission buses will be built at our factory in Falkirk and it is great news for Scotland that this investment is being recycled into the local economy, allowing the benefits to be felt across our communities whilst helping to underpin skilled jobs.”

These new buses will all be introduced to the Glasgow city bus network by March 2023.

Janette Bell, First Bus managing director said, “As leaders in sustainable mobility, we are fully aligned with the Government’s ambitions for a zero-carbon bus fleet and have already committed to this by 2035.

“We will continue to ensure that our progress doesn’t just exceed the expectation outlined in the strategy, but that it also puts the expectations of our customers front and centre.”