National Express Dundee has taken delivery of nine hybrid electric buses for the city in a £2.8 million deal.
It is the only company receiving a grant from the second round of the Green Bus Fund to choose the Scottish firm ADL to fulfil its order.
The environmentally-friendly buses reduce fuel consumption and CO2 emissions by over 30%, as well as offering reduced noise, improved passenger comfort and reduced maintenance costs.
They will operate mainly on Service 5 between Ninewells and Broughty Ferry. Hybrid buses have been a huge success story for Falkirk-based manufacturers ADL, the world’s biggest supplier of double-deck hybrids.
Colin Robertson, chief executive of ADL, said: “We are delighted to be working with National Express on this initiative and to see even more of our low-carbon, ultra-green buses being introduced in Scotland.
National Express Dundee managing director Phil Smith said: “This is a real positive boost for the Scottish and local economy, as our buses will provide an improved passenger experience, which will hopefully, in turn, generate more revenue.”