Tuesday, December 7, 2021

UK orders 195 electric buses from BYD ADL

If you’re living in the UK then expect to see some more electric Buses from BYD on the road.
RATP Dev in London ordered 195 new electric buses from BYD-ADL. The order includes 127 double-deckers and 68 solo buses. This is the largest order in the UK to date.

If the order goes through as planned London will operate the largest electric bus fleet in London from early 2022 with over 400 Buses. With this order RATP Dev London confirms its commitment to supporting TfL’s electrification plan for London’s bus network under which all TfL buses will be zero emissions by 2037. London is planning to be entirely emission free within 16 years from now. I can’t say that I don’t support this move!

byd electric bus
byd electric bus

Deliveries of the latest order will begin in the summer. 68 Enviro200EV single decks and 127 Enviro400EV double-decks built by BYD.-ADL will be based at depots that serve routes in the west of the capital.

The buses will join 36 existing BYD-ADL electric single decks in service since 2018 and 29 double-deckers delivered last year. The manufacturer says feedback from RATP Dev London on these in-service vehicles has been “very positive,” with the large Enviro400EV delivering “exceptional reliability” on 24-hour route operations.

“We launched our two first 100% electric routes less than two years ago, as well as London’s first fully electric 24-hour double-decker bus route last year. By the beginning of 2022, we will operate 15 zero-emission routes and have five of our garages converted to electric.” says Catherine Chardon, Managing Director of RATP Dev London

So if you’re from London it’s time to get excited. I love to see more electric Buses on the roads.

See also  ADL launches an electric double-decker Bus

BYD is among the leading companies in e-mobility. A little side note for Shareholders of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway : BRK owns almost 25% of this chinese electric car & bus company. BYD entertains several partnerships in different countries where it builds electric buses with the help of local bus builders.

In the case of ADL, a subsidiary of global bus manufacturer NFI Group, BYD describes the partnership as a “proven combination” of its battery-electric driveline technology and ADL’s British-built bodies. These can be fully customised to reflect operating requirements, the company adds. BYD-ADL is a new project and just launched five years ago.

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