BYD ADL Enviro400EV Double Deck Buses for Lothian Buses
Alexander Dennis Limited and BYD UK announced that their electric vehicle partnership, the UK’s leading electric bus producer, has supplied four zero-emission BYD ADL Enviro400EV double deck buses to Lothian Buses in Edinburgh. Their introduction has been funded as a flagship project of SP Energy Networks’ GBP 20 million Green Economy Fund. The four BYD ADL Enviro400EV buses were built locally by ADL in Falkirk, further benefitting the Scottish economy. Lothian Buses will use the electric buses, each of which is 10.8m long and has seats for up to 72 passengers, on its route 10 between Leith, Edinburgh city centre and Bonaly.
Their introduction enables Edinburgh to take a major step in its journey towards the city becoming Net Zero by 2030. These buses will bring immediate benefits to the city and the communities in which they operate, helping improve the city’s air quality and reducing pollution.
SP Energy Networks is part of the ScottishPower group, a Principal Partner for the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) to be held in Glasgow in four months’ time. Through the Green Economy Fund, SP Energy Networks is investing in the communities that it serves to support the UK and Scottish governments’ green energy ambitions.