Stagecoach West Scotland has unveiled its fleet of 27 fully electric buses at the historic Mr Robert Burns Birthplace Burns Cottage. This major investment of around GBP 15.7 million sees 25 Volvo BZL single-deck buses, the first to operate in the UK added to the West Scotland electric fleet. In addition, two Alexander Dennis Limited BYD single-deck buses will be introduced, taking the total ADL fleet to 17. Local communities will benefit from 48 electric buses being used on local routes around Ayrshire as the operator makes significant progress toward reducing its emissions and air pollution.Set to hit the roads in March 2023, locals living in Ayr, Kilmarnock and Irvine can experience the latest electric bus technology. The buses will operate from morning to night on a single daily charge with no engine noise or emissions. The state-of-the-art fleet offers the best facilities, including USB charging points, app, and contactless onboard payment.The new electric buses will reduce Stagecoach’s net carbon impact by 1,433 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e) per year compared to like-for-like diesels.