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Nottingham City Transport to introduce zero-emission battery-run buses on Gedling borough routes

The first Yutong single-deck buses are now in build and are destined for the routes at the end of the year.

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Nottingham City Transport has ordered 12 battery-electric buses as it seeks to move its fleet to zero emissions.

The greener buses will serve the borough’s Red 50, which goes to Victoria Retail Park in Netherfied, and the Blue 39, which provides public transport to parts of Carlton.

The first Yutong single-deck buses are now in build and are destined for the routes at the end of the year.

The new Yutong single decks are tried and tested, with 138,000 Yutong electric vehicles operating in 100 countries around the world, where they’ve covered a combined 22.5 billion miles!

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They’ve been in the UK for a few years too, with operators in Glasgow, Newport and nearby Leicester speaking very favourably about their performance.

NCT said the new fleet is able to run a full day’s service on a single charge.

Liam O’Brien, NCT’s Head of Engineering said, “Following a rigorous public procurement process and operational trials of several electric buses, Yutong Bus & Coach were a clear winner to deliver our first battery electric buses. The buses are superior in terms of range, space and comfort for passengers and have air conditioning as standard.”

Ian Downie, Head of Yutong UK at Pelican Bus and Coach said, “We are absolutely delighted and honoured to have been awarded this contract to work in partnership with NCT. The vehicles will be fully completed at our family-owned dealership in Castleford, and we look forward to supporting Nottingham on their zero-emission journey”.

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