McGill’s Glasgow bus fleet going EV ahead of GOP 26

UK battery storage leader Zenobe Energy has partnered with McGill’s to electrify its bus services in Glasgow, Renfrewshire and Dundee.

Zenobe Energy is to put charging infrastructure into three bus depots ahead of putting 68 electric buses on the road this year. The plan is for them to be on the road ahead of COP26 in Glasgow, with the fleet of buses servicing the event to showcase Scotland’s commitment to sustainability.

“We are thrilled to be working with McGill’s, a home-grown company just like Zenobe, embracing the EV bus transition with an ambitious strategy to develop three key depots. This exciting project will help to boost accessibility to sustainable travel in Scotland and support the UK’s drive towards net zero,” said Steven Meersman, a co-founder of Zenobe Energy.

“The three depots are a glowing example of what’s possible when private organisations and the government work together towards a common goal, and what British companies can achieve together.”

Much of the money comes from the Scottish Government’s Ultra Low Emissions Bus Scheme (SULEB), a £50 million fund for sustainable transport across the country.

“This is another industry leading step towards decarbonising our business. We are delighted to be working with Zenobe on these projects and their track record of quality and delivery is what attracted us to them,” added Ralph Roberts, CEO McGill’s Buses.