NCT’s first battery electrics are Yutongs
Nottingham City Transport (NCT) is taking 48 Yutong electric zero-emission buses, a mixture of the E12 and E10 models. These are the first zero emission battery electric buses for NCT.
The first batch of 12 vehicles, all E12s, delivered by Pelican Bus and Coach have been revealed at NCT’s Trent Bridge Garage.
The operator has worked with both Yutong and Pelican to deliver a high specification bus for its customers. It has also worked with Zenobe, the electric transportation specialist, to roll them out.
“The Nottingham team have challenged us to produce a customer centric vehicle, and we are extremely proud of what has been achieved” – Ian Downie, Head of Yutong UK
Ian Downie, Head of Yutong UK, said: “This is a significant step for Nottingham City Transport on their journey to zero emissions. The Nottingham team have challenged us to produce a customer centric vehicle, and we are extremely proud of what has been achieved. The vehicle is fitted with full colour front destinations, luxury trimmed high backed seating, new swept hand poles, illuminated bell pushes, and our electric air-conditioning system for maximum customer comfort.”
“The delivery of these buses from Yutong represents the exciting start of our journey to a battery-electric fleet” – David Astill, NCT’s Managing Director
David Astill, NCT’s Managing Director, said: “The delivery of these buses from Yutong represents the exciting start of our journey to a battery-electric fleet, with a target to replace all of our remaining diesel buses in the next four years. We are keen for our customers to enjoy the experience of travelling on our new emission-free vehicles, and we have been impressed by the flexibility and enthusiasm offered by Pelican and Yutong to build a bus with coach-like comfort to a challenging specification set out by the NCT team. We are currently undertaking a comprehensive familiarisation programme for our drivers and engineers and both are full of praise for these new buses. I am confident our passengers will be equally impressed.”
The balance of the order will be delivered in two further tranches, with 12 due in April 2024 and the remaining 24 in March 2025.