TWO electric bus depots in Renfrewshire are set to be scaled-up, it has been revealed.

The expansion of McGill's depots in Johnstone and Inchinnan, as well as the electrification of a bus depot in Greenock, will bring the total number of electric buses in its fleet to 109.

It follows the awarding of funding from the Scottish Zero Emission Bus Challenge Fund (ScotZEB) to the transport operator for new electric buses and the infrastructure to support them.

McGill's will collaborate again with suppliers Zenobē, after initially working together last year to electrify depots at Johnstone, Inchinnan and Dundee to facilitate the launch of 68 electric buses.

Ralph Roberts, CEO of McGill’s, said: "We are delighted to be extending our work with Zenobē. 

"We are committed to offering our customers clean journeys to help improve air quality and protect the environment and are proud to be announcing another important milestone in decarbonising our industry."

Steven Meersman, co-founder and director of Zenobē, added: "We're proud to play a part in driving Scotland towards its ambitious net zero goals, with this project forming part of the c. £69000 million we intend to invest in the country in the next five years."