The UK’s first electric coach driven

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The very first fully-electric coach in the UK has arrived, the Yutong TCe12. Richard Sharman visited Pelican Bus and Coach to go over this important new coach with a fine-tooth comb and put it through its paces around West Yorkshire

The coach and bus industry is currently facing huge decisions on future vehicle purchasing plans due to vehicle emissions being such a talking point at the moment.

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The exterior styling of the TCe12 is similar in appearance to the popular TC9, which has sold well in the UK. RICHARD SHARMAN

In the main, it is only really the bus side of the industry that has been provided with multiple fuel options, such as biogas, hydrogen and of course fully-electric.

Coach operators have not had many choices other than to opt for Euro VI, an option that already takes the purchase price of a new coach beyond £200,000.

But there is now another option: the first fully electric coach for the UK market is now available to purchase through Pelican Bus and Coach.

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