Tag: Scotland

May 4, 2022 - 01:14 pm

McGill’s places follow-up order with Yutong

McGill’s Buses has ordered a further 41 battery-electric buses from Yutong. They will be part-funded by the Scottish Zero Emission Bus (ScotZEB) fund and take to 96 the number of Yutong zero-emission buses with the operator in Scotland.

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Apr 24, 2022 - 04:04 pm

NHS Lothian spends £525,000 on new electric vehicles

NHS Lothian in Scotland has invested over half a million pounds into its electric fleet. £525,000 recently bought the National Health Service in Lothian 58 electric vehicles and 46 charging stations and brought up fleet electrification to 25 per cent.

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Apr 13, 2022 - 09:21 pm

Aberdeen receives 22 electric double-deckers

In Scotland, Stagecoach Bluebird has unveiled 22 BYD-ADL Enviro400EV electric double decker buses. The public transport provider will put the fully electric buses into operation in the city of Aberdeen at the end of this month.

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Mar 21, 2022 - 01:14 pm

Glasgow targets doubling EV charging stations

Glasgow City Council has got an update on charging infrastructure in Scotland’s most populous city. The report includes existing and incoming charge points, with 164 planned for this year and more in the pipeline. Funding has been arranged, yet other factors remain open.

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Mar 14, 2022 - 02:01 pm

Scotland takes stock of eBike Grant Fund in year four

Scotland has delivered the latest numbers for its successful eBike Grant Fund scheme in its fourth year. In this new round just closed, the Scottish Government has provided over £825,000 to support 36 e-bike projects with projects for disabled people and rural communities leading the way.

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Feb 28, 2022 - 01:13 pm

Scotland closes first round of electric bus funding scheme

The Scottish Government has awarded over £62 million in the first phase of its Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund (ScotZEB) to replace 276 old diesel buses with new electric buses and the necessary charging infrastructure. 137 of these electric buses will be built by ADL in Falkirk.

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Jan 27, 2022 - 03:26 pm

Scotland aims to double public EV charging network

The Scottish Government has published a new draft outlining its vision to double the availability of public electric vehicle charging. The country intends to launch a dedicated fund to attract investment from the private sector and to provide up to £60 million to local authorities over the next four years.

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Dec 14, 2021 - 09:14 pm

Electric buses from BYD ADL to enter service in Scotland

In Perth, Scotland, Stagecoach East Scotland will operate a fleet of nine BYD ADL Enviro200EV single decker electric buses on busy Perth routes 1 and 2. The buses have been part-funded by the Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme (SULEBS) of the Scottish Government.

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Dec 12, 2021 - 03:53 pm

Xplore Dundee takes delivery of a dozen electric double-deckers

The manufacturer alliance Alexander Dennis Limited and BYD has delivered twelve battery-electric double-deckers to the Scottish city of Dundee. Bus operator Xplore Dundee which belongs to the McGill’s Group will use the Enviro400EV buses on route 28, serving Dundee’s Lochee Road, which is the fourth most polluted street in Scotland.

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Nov 30, 2021 - 05:15 pm

Climate Group launches ZEV Pledge for government fleets

A number of national, regional, state and city governments in the US, Canada, Mexico and the UK have made a commitment to convert their fleets to zero-emission vehicles by 2040. This involves a total of 121,355 vehicles, almost a third of which are medium- or heavy-duty vehicles.

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Nov 10, 2021 - 11:56 am

COP26: 30 nations & 11 carmakers want to exit combustion transit

At the World Climate Conference in Glasgow, 30 countries, 11 carmakers and other partners issued a joint declaration to move away from the internal combustion engine. The goal is to be emission-free worldwide for passenger cars and LCVs by 2040. But some of the signatories have already set themselves stricter targets.

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Nov 3, 2021 - 02:34 pm

GlasGo Cabs orders 360 Nissan Leaf in Scotland

Glasgow-based taxi and hire car company GlasGo Cabs has ordered 360 Nissan Leafs to replace existing internal combustion models with its fully electric vehicles. The 360 electric cars are to be delivered over a period of three years, the first eleven of which will arrive this year.

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Nov 2, 2021 - 04:15 pm

World leaders get the e-bus at COP26 in Glasgow

While the world looks to COP26 in Glasgow to turn the tides on catastrophic climate change, we look at change happening on the ground – the decarbonisation of public transport, a field where host nation UK and specifically Scotland may actually shine. Local manufacturers are building unique electric vehicles and are increasingly banking on both […]

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Nov 1, 2021 - 05:53 pm

Scottish Fire & Rescue Service relies on EDF for charging

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) continues its transition to new electric vehicles and has turned to EDF for installing charging stations across its network of sites. SFRS aims to transition 50 per cent of its 755-strong fleet of cars and vans to EVs by 2025.

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Oct 27, 2021 - 03:35 pm

DHL Parcel UK buys 50 Mercedes eSprinter vans

DHL Parcel UK will add 50 new electric vans to their fleet before the year’s end. The logistics company will deploy the 50 Mercedes-Benz eSprinter L2s in Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Leicester, Bristol and Southampton and complement the fleet in London.

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Sep 9, 2021 - 05:24 pm

BP Pulse opens ultra-fast charging sites in Scotland

BP Pulse has opened two new ultra-fast charging sites on the M8 motorway at bp pulse’s Harthill services in Scotland. Situated on the Edinburgh to Glasgow corridor, the sites feature ten 150-kW chargers servicing the east-and west-bound carriageways near Harthill, Lanarkshire.

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Sep 8, 2021 - 03:43 pm

Seven UK police forces trialling Ford Mustang Mach-E

Ford has unveiled a Mustang Mach-E police concept at the Emergency Services Show in Birmingham, following several requests from forces around the country to evaluate the electric SUV. Seven UK forces have either tested the fully electric patrol car or have inquired about the specially-built prototype.

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Jul 30, 2021 - 02:50 pm

Scottish bank invests in Forev

The Scottish National Investment Bank has invested two million pounds in charging network operator Forev. The capital will help Forev to build a network of over 1,700 charging points at public locations across Scotland.

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Jul 14, 2021 - 11:56 am

UK sets sights on ICE truck sales ban in 2040

The British government has presented a plan to decarbonise the transport sector. It includes the goal to stop the sale of all road vehicles with combustion engines by 2040. The end date for passenger cars was already set for 2030 – now there is also a roadmap for commercial vehicles.

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May 25, 2021 - 05:01 pm

UK invests £300 million in charging points

UK energy regulator Ofgem approved a £300 million investment (around 348 million euros) for over 200 low carbon projects to get Britain ready for more electric transport. This will see the instalment of 3550 EV chargers across the UK as part of a £40 billion investment in greener energy.

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May 17, 2021 - 02:59 pm

Bear Scotland adds new e-vans to South-East fleet

Road maintenance company Bear Scotland says it took delivery of six new electric vans. This brings the number of EVs in its Scottish fleet to thirteen. The Renault transporters will charge at company charge points in South-East Scotland.

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Apr 1, 2021 - 12:45 pm

First Bus order 125 electric buses from BYD-ADL

UK electric bus partners BYD and ADL have received another major order from Scotland. The operator First Bus has ordered 126 electric buses for use in Glasgow. These are 91 double-decker and 35 single-deck buses, which are to operate in Glasgow from March 2023.

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Found on electrive.com
https://www.electrive.com/2022/05/18/scotland-largest-ultra-rapid-charging-hub-opens/
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