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Pelican launches zero emissions network for UK coach and bus operators

Ian Downie, head of Yutong Bus UK at Pelican, at the Glasgow launch

Yorkshire-based Pelican Engineering has launched a network for zero emission bus and coach operators to support best practice as the sector transitions to greener transport.

Pelican, which has exclusive supply of the Yutong zero emission bus and coach models in the UK, launched the group, known as ‘Team Zero’ at an event in Glasgow ahead of COP26 last week.

Attended by directors of both Yutong and Pelican Engineering as well as representatives of eight leading operators, the event demonstrated the importance of cooperation between vehicle manufacturers and operators.

Ian Downie, head of Yutong Bus UK at Pelican, said: “We have been working on developing a collaborative platform for our zero emission passenger vehicle customers for some time. 

“The network will bring together our customers across England, Wales and Scotland with the intention of  supporting their move to clean passenger transport technology.

“As well as providing a forum for bus and coach operators to learn from one another, we also plan to provide ongoing updates and host a series of informative workshops to keep customers abreast of the latest developments and promote best practice throughout the industry.” 

Pelican Engineering undertakes the full commissioning of Yutong buses and coaches at its workshops in Castleford, West Yorkshire.

It has partnered with Yutong since 2016 and, by the end of 2021, it will have 200 Yutong zero emission vehicles in service in the UK.

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