Electric bus manufacturer BYD unveiled what it says is the world’s first 45-foot battery-electric commuter coach bus at the recent APTA Expo.
The company also showcased a 60-foot articulated transit bus, a 35-foot double-decker transit bus, a Class 5 cab chassis truck, and a battery-electric forklift.
BYD now offers seven battery-electric coach and bus models, and has more than 27,000 electric buses in service around the globe.
“BYD offers a battery-electric bus or coach to meet any operational or service route need a transit agency has in North America,” said BYD Heavy Industries Senior VP Macy Neshati. “Our buses reduce operating costs for customers, and that translates into large savings over the 12-year life of a bus. We also offer the industry’s only 12-year battery warranty, so customers can have complete peace of mind when purchasing a BYD bus.”