All-electric buses for Glasgow
First Glasgow is rolling out two all-electric, single-decker buses on routes from which electric trolley buses were decommissioned by the Glasgow Corporation in 1967. The new buses are a statement of intent for the city’s transport to help meet the city’s bold target of net zero emissions by 2030.
The new vehicles, which will serve the route which connects communities in Milton and Springburn with Stobhill Hospital and the city centre, are being fully funded as part of SP Energy Networks’ £20mn Green Economy Fund. The buses, which were built by Alexander Dennis at its Falkirk factory, will have USB charging points, on-board audiovisual next stop announcements and free Wi-Fi.
First Glasgow will also introduce 22 electric vehicle charging points in its Glasgow Caledonia Depot, which will allow more electric buses to be introduced in the future.