Electric buses for Stobhill
First Bus Glasgow have introduced two new electric buses to operate on service M3, which links Stobhill Hospital to Milton and Glasgow City Centre
The new buses are a joint venture with First Bus Glasgow and SP Energy Networks and are the first electric buses to operate in Glasgow since the 1960’s.
Denis Sweeney, Travel Planning and Systems Manager, said: "We are delighted that First Bus Glasgow has decided to use the Stobhill Hospital route for their first electric buses. These not only fit in with our sustainability objectives, but also highlights continued investment by bus companies on services serving our main hospital sites.”
The new buses are a statement of intent for the city’s transport, as they look to join the electric revolution to help meet their bold target of net zero emissions by 2030.
The electric buses are being funded as part of SP Energy Networks’ £20million Green Economy Fund, which supports Glasgow’s mission to become the UK’s first net zero emissions city by 2030. It also contributes to the Scottish Government’s ambitious plans to meet climate change targets, boost local economic growth, improve air quality across the country and deliver a better future.
The new M3 electric buses have the latest mirrorless smartvision technology, which removes the need for wing mirrors, helps reduce blind spots for drivers and even helps to reduce the effects of bad weather on their vision via the state-of-the-art CCTV system. The new vehicles will also have USB charging points, on-board audio-visual next stop announcements and free Wi-Fi to provide a better customer experience.