VEV collaborates with Shuttle Buses

E-fleet solutions provider VEV has collaborated with Ayrshire bus firm Shuttle Buses to electrify its fleet.

Backed by global energy firm Vitol, the firm is planning a solar project comprising power generation and battery storage to reduce demand from the grid supply and generate 148,000kWh annually, which is enough to power two buses.

VEV has already installed charging infrastructure at Shuttle Buses’ depot and implemented its smart charging platform, VEV-IQ.

This will enable Shuttle Buses to power the electric vehicles (EVs) with 100% renewable energy through VEV’s energy supply partner, and supported by a comprehensive maintenance package to ensure reliable operations.

Shuttle Buses have 50 buses operating commercial services plus services through Strathclyde’s Partnership for Transport and is committed to reducing its carbon emissions and this initiative is predicted to reduce carbon emissions by 34,000kg per year.

It employs 70 people and as an employee-owned company since 2022, the business prides itself on a progressive, forward-thinking culture.

VEV CEO Mike Nakrani said: “We are thrilled to collaborate with forward-thinking companies like Shuttle Buses to support their transition to a fully electric fleet. This project highlights the value in an integrated e-fleet solution, from charging infrastructure to renewable energy and intelligent management software.

We are committed to helping fleets make the transition to electric smooth, smart and sustainable and look forward to supporting Shuttle Buses’ decarbonisation goals further with solar power generation and battery storage.”

Ross Granger, Managing Director of Shuttle Buses said: “VEV understood our environmental and business goals and offered a turnkey solution to support the electrification of our bus fleet. We’re looking at potentially opening-up our charging infrastructure to other fleets and the VEV-IQ platform will be critical to this.”

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