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Pelican investing £2m in new electric bus showroom and workshop

Pelican Engineering has begun work on its new £2 million Yutong Bus showroom and workshop facility in West Yorkshire.

The new 20,000 sq ft premises in Castleford will be used to fit out, commission and support new and used Yutong fully electric passenger vehicles, quadrupling the capacity of Pelican’s UK base.

With a quarter of its 172-strong team already working in the Yutong division, Pelican said the new facility will also create more jobs in the electrification of the bus industry.

The new site will complement Pelican’s existing showroom on Altofts Lane, which will continue to be used for bus work and as an overflow space for its DAF dealership.

The new facility will have a BREEAM Excellent standard and be equipped with sufficient power supply for four high-performance DC chargers in line with plans for it to become a publicly accessible charging station.

Construction is due to be completed by November.