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The new Yutong showroom and operations centre was nearing completion in early January in preparation for the official opening. ANDY IZATT

The team at Pelican Bus & Coach talks to Andy Izatt about the year ahead which is expected to be a particularly significant one for the business

2018 is an important one for Yutong-importer, Castleford-based Pelican Bus & Coach with several exciting developments scheduled. The first is on January 30 when Mr Jin Xu, Minister Councillor for Economic and Commercial Development at the Chinese Embassy in London, will officially open the new 10,000 sq ft showroom and operations centre that has been built on a 1.4-acre site just a short distance from Pelican’s head office in Altofts Lane, Castleford.

On October 30-31/November 1, a new high-floor Yutong coach will be launched at Euro Bus Expo 2018 and there are also debuts planned in the months ahead as Pelican rolls out its electric bus programme. The first 10.8m E10 bus built to Transport for London specification will make its first public appearance at the official opening on January 30 when there will also be an opportunity to ride and drive the 12m E12 that has been trialled around the country since early last year. A second E10 demonstrator is expected in the spring with an E18 fully electric 18m artic following before the turn of the year and a double-decker expected in 2019.[…]

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