McGill’s has marked reaching the landmark of seven million miles travelled by its zero-emissions buses.
The Scottish independent operator has invested £55 million in 110 battery-electric buses, saving 7,889 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions since it began the transition from diesel in 2021.
The process includes upgrading four of its depots to allow charging and maintenance of the electric fleets.
Alex Hornby, Group Managing Director of McGill’s, says: “Hitting the seven-million mile mark is an amazing achievement and has helped towards cutting congestion on roads, and reducing emissions – our buses are setting the example to other road users right across Scotland and helping government meet decarbonisation targets.
“Our massive investment in zero-emission buses means that we are far exceeding local LEZ standards and tackling the wider climate crisis.
“Our teams worked exceptionally hard to introduce and deliver our 100-plus strong electric fleet day in and day out, meaning we are continually contributing to cleaner air to our communities, as well as an improved, smoother, quieter journey experience each time to our growing number of customers too.”