BYD has delivered a K11 60-foot battery-electric bus to Indianapolis public transportation provider IndyGo, the first of 13 ordered by the agency.
“BYD has delivered the first bus on time, and this allows us to begin working with operations and emergency services on training, and testing battery range.” said Justin Stuehrenberg, IndyGo’s VP of Planning and Capital Projects. “IndyGo is committed to our transition to an all-electric fleet over the next 15 years.”
This K11 will serve IndyGo’s Red Line, a 13-mile route that serves the densest corridor in Marion County.
BYD’s K11 is powered by iron-phosphate batteries and uses in-wheel motors. It can be charged in 3.5 hours, and can also be used as a mobile power supply. Part of the energy required to charge IndyGo’s e-buses will be derived from a one-megawatt solar system mounted atop the agency’s garage.
Meanwhile, BYD North America has announced a joint venture with Generate Capital, to launch an electric bus leasing program.
BYD has more than 35,000 buses in service across 200 cities, 50 countries and six continents. The firm has delivered 270 buses in North America, and has sold over 650 buses to transit agencies and other clients in 14 states and 4 Canadian provinces.