More than 100 new low-carbon transport jobs to be created by Scots bus-builder

 An Alexander Dennis Enviro-400 hybrid bus delivered Transport for London recently
YOU WAIT AGES FOR ONE…Some of the Alexander Dennis Enviro-400 hybrid buses delivered Transport for London recently

More than 100 new jobs are to be created at by Scots coach-builder Alexander Dennis to accelerate its innovative £31 million low carbon vehicles programme.

The Falkirk-based company aims to take advantage of growing global demand for hybrid and electric buses and is fundamental to the company’s plans to double turnover to £1 billion by 2020.

The £7.3 million research grant from Scottish Enterprise will also help to safe-guard more than 125 existing jobs at the company.

Colin Robertson, Chief Executive, Alexander Dennis Limited, commented:” We look forward to local authorities and cities around the UK – and overseas – seizing the opportunity to introduce these next generation vehicles which bring massive benefits to passengers, cit- dwellers and the environment”.

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