First Bus has recently announced that its Caledonia depot is to become the UK’s largest Electric Vehicle (EV) charging hub, marking a significant step towards the bus operator’s net zero targets, as well as the UK’s wider ambitions. Andrew Jarvis, Portfolio Managing Director, takes a deeper look at the project.
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First Bus is hoping to transform the Glasgow depot into the UK’s largest electric vehicle charging hub, with the first phase of the project scheduled to be completed this year.
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The project aims to provide improved connections between major places in Glasgow, and public spaces, walking routes, new pedestrian crossings, and electric car and bike hire stations will also complement the project.
The new buses are said to be a statement of intent for the city’s transport, as they look to join the electric revolution to help meet their target of net zero emissions by 2030.
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