SCOTTISH bus firm McGill’s has announced a £17.5 million investment in all-electric vehicles.

A total of 35 buses have been ordered by the company. The is made up of 23 fully electric single deck buses for McGill’s Johnstone to Glasgow route as well as 12 fully electric double-deck buses for Xplore Dundee. Xplore Dundee was acquired by McGill’s from National Express in December.

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) is to supply the 12 double-deck buses, plus one single-deck bus whilst Pelican Yutong will supply 22 Yutong E12 vehicles.

As part of their investment into clean transport, McGill’s will also install new electrical charging infrastructure for its depots in Johnstone and Dundee.

The electric buses and infrastructure will be delivered ahead of the COP26 conference.

The firm is also in talks to bring in 12 hydrogen-powered buses in the next 12 months.