Yutong electrics for TrawsCymru

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Carmarthenshire County Council has placed an order for eight new electric buses for part of the regional TrawsCymru network

Following a tendering process, Carmarthenshire County Council has announced that Castleford-based Pelican Bus & Coach has been awarded the contract to supply eight zero-emission buses for TrawsCymru services. The vehicles are planned to be delivered towards the end of
the year.

Installation of charging infrastructure is already in progress, and the vehicles will be the first electric buses in the UK capable of charging at 240kW per hour, allowing rapid recharging.

Ian Downie, Head of Yutong Bus UK, commented: “We are absolutely delighted and honoured to have successfully been awarded this prestigious contract by Carmarthenshire County Council. The specification that they have stipulated will be unique within the UK, and takes passenger comfort levels to the next level. These quiet, zero-emission buses will be making a significant impact to air quality in South West Wales.”

Stephen Pilliner, Head of Transportation and Highways at Carmarthenshire County Council commented: “We are delighted to be working with the Welsh Government and Transport for Wales on this vanguard project for South West Wales. The ultra low emission buses will be used on the TrawsCymru Carmarthen to Aberystwyth services and will provide passengers with a modern service that will decarbonise transport and provide an attractive public transport option for customers.”