Pelican Bus and Coach has announced that its Yutong TCe12 zero emission electric coach has become the first ever coach to be certified as an Ultra Low Emission Bus (ULEB).
This means that the TCe12 is now eligible to receive the 30 pence/kilometre Bus Service Operators grant (BSOG) Low Emission Vehicle (LEV) incentive payment in Scotland.
The electric vehicle recently completed the test at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedford.
Ian Downie, head of Yutong Bus UK said: “Pelican is extremely proud to be the first ever, and only, coach recipient of the ULEB certificate.
“The introduction of zero emission vehicles in Scotland will play a vital part in reducing emissions from public transport.
“The forward-thinking support from the Scottish government with the BSOG LEV scheme provides a real incentive for operators to look at the benefits of zero emission vehicles.
“There are over 106,000 zero emission Yutong vehicles in operation around the world, all contributing to reducing emissions.”