West Yorkshire-based family business, Pelican Engineering, which is the sole supplier in the UK for the world-leading Yutong brand, has supplied a total of 62 zero emission electric passenger vehicles for operation in and around Glasgow during COP26 – the largest concentration of zero emission passenger vehicles at the UN climate change conference.
As well as supplying 55 Yutong E12 electric buses to McGill’s, the UK’s largest independent bus operator, Pelican has also supplied two zero emission coaches, the only ones of their type in the UK, to all-electric intercity coach operator Ember Core; one TCe12 zero emission coach/interurban bus to luxury coach company Westways; and four other zero emission E12s to another operator.
“Having worked with Yutong over the last five years as the exclusive supplier of its zero emission vehicles in the UK, we believe that their models are simply the best on the market. With the recent announcement of ZEB funding, we are look forward to discussing our products and commercial offering with anyone looking at zero emission vehicles and expect to see increasing numbers of bus and coach operators choosing Yutong,” said head of Yutong Bus UK at Pelican, Ian Downie.
“By the end of 2021, we will have 200 Yutong electric vehicles in service or in delivery in the UK, and we are proud to see Yutong zero emission vehicles leading the way for a greener transport system at this all-important climate change conference.”
One hundred and two year old family business, Pelican Engineering, which has a 160-strong team, undertakes the full commissioning of Yutong buses and coaches at its workshops in Castleford, West Yorkshire.