First Bus in Scotland is building the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging hub as it replaces half its fleet with electric buses in a depot in Scotland.
The BBC reports that the programme to add 160 charging points at the Caledonia depot is expected to be completed in 2023 with the first 22 buses arriving by autumn.
The report explains that charging the full fleet will use the same electricity as it takes to power a town of 10,000 people and so the scale of the project means changes are needed to the power grid to accommodate the extra demand.
First Glasgow managing director Andrew Jarvis told BBC Scotland, “We’ve got to play our part in society in changing how we all live and work. A big part of that is emissions from vehicles. Transport is stubbornly high in terms of emissions and bus companies need to play their part, and are playing their part, in that zero emission journey.”
(Picture – First Bus)