Pelican launching the new E9L
Pelican Bus and Coach is launching a longer version of its E9 model. Called the E9L, the electric bus is 9.5m in overall length and is 2.4m wide for manoeuvrability in urban environments. The E9L is a single-door version, with wheelchair access through the front door.
The new E9L’s smaller sister, the E9, has met acclaim in operation with Leicester City Council. According to Pelican, passengers welcome the air conditioned comfort and smooth operation of the vehicle, and at 2.4 metres wide, drivers appreciate the manoeuvrability through the city.
“The first vehicles will be in the UK Q1 2023, with 11 off being ordered already, with a customer to be announced shortly” – Ian Downie, Head of Yutong Sales at Pelican
Ian Downie, Head of Yutong Sales at Pelican, said: “Passengers really appreciated the ease of loading on the E9, particular wheelchair users with direct access to the wheelchair area. Feedback from customers also requested a more traditional access to the vehicle, and we are delighted to bring this new version to the UK. It can be used for conventional bus operations, and with its E9 relation, offers even more flexibility for demand response transport as well. It has the fit and finish of a full size bus, but in a midibus envelope.
“The first vehicles will be in the UK Q1 2023, with 11 off being ordered already, with a customer to be announced shortly.
“Pelican now have the most comprehensive product range of zero-emission vehicles available in the UK, with midibuses, full-sized single decks, double decks, airside buses and the only zero-emission coach.”