YUTONG SELLS FIRST ELECTRIC BUS IN SCOTLAND
Pelican Bus & Coach, the UK and Ireland importer and distributor for Yutong Buses and Coaches, has made its first sell with a Yutong E12 bus to McGill’s Buses, the largest privately-owned bus and coach operator in Scotland. The order was placed following a successful trial with a Yutong E12 last year.
Delivery of the Yutong E12 bus will take place prior to the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP26 in Glasgow in November, as part of what McGill’s Managing Director Ralph Roberts says “is the start of McGill’s zero-emission journey.” McGill is the main Scottish private bus operator with nearly 1,000 employees, four depots, over 400 buses and a network of around 110 routes.
The E12’s range between charges is according to Roberts one of the reasons that McGill’s has chosen for the Yutong product. The 12-meter Yutong E12 has a single Yutong YTM280-CV9-H electrical PMSM drive motor with maximum power of 350 kW and 2,400 Nm torque. Both axles are from ZF with a ZF AV132 as drive axle. The battery is a LFP (Lithium Iron Phosphate) with a total of 324 kWh capacity. Regenerative braking system extends the range by up to 40