Xplore Dundee launches its first batter yelectrics

Xplore Dundee launched the first of its fleet of 12 BYD/Alexander Dennis Enviro400EV battery-electric double-deckers on December 9 for operation on the city’s first zero-emission bus route from January once driver training is complete.

The £7million investment supports the wider net-zero ambitions of parent company McGill’s. The Electric Emerald-branded buses’ BYD iron-phosphate batteries deliver a driving range of up to 160miles on a single charge, which meets Xplore Dundee’s operational requirements.

The early evening launch at the city’s Discovery Quay used special lighting effects to emphasise the operator’s green livery.

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