ESG Report 2022 June 2022 - Page 68

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5.4 Collaborating for greater impact – the future is electric
Alexander Dennis & Stagecoach
Alexander Dennis Limited , the UK ’ s largest bus and coach manufacturer and a global leader in designing and manufacturing double-decker buses , collaborated with transport group Stagecoach to provide ten BYD ADL Enviro400EV electric double-decker buses and drivers for VIP transport during the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties ( COP26 ) in Glasgow , Scotland .
Muirhead worked alongside Alexander Dennis , a long-time customer , and First Bus on this project for their Road to Renewables Roadshow . This involved showcasing a double-decker Battery Electric Bus all over the UK – starting in London before making its way north for the start of the COP26 summit in Glasgow .
The bus was furnished with wireless charging , USB sockets , and three different Muirhead lowest carbon leather stock colours on the seats – Bergamot , Pewter and Lilac Moon . That same Muirhead stock leather appears on all the seats of Alexander Dennis ’ single decker Enviro 200 EV demo vehicle , which has been touring different operators around the UK .
These demo vehicles have been so successful that Alexander Dennis will be promoting a new Hydrogen vehicle built to the same spec as the electric vehicles – only using Muirhead Egyptian Blue instead of Bergamot . This Hydrogen bus is due to tour the UK later this year .
The buses , which arrived at COP26 fresh from ADL ’ s production line in Scotland , have been built for Stagecoach ’ s operations in London and are painted in the iconic red of Transport for London ’ s buses .
Stagecoach is the largest bus operator in the United Kingdom . It is committed to purchasing renewable energy across all its businesses , as well as targeting a zero-emission UK bus fleet by 2035 .
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