The K11M, BYD’s 60-foot electric articulated transit bus, has passed durability road testing under the Federal Transit Authority’s (FTA) new Pass/Fail guidelines at the Model Bus Testing Program in Altoona, Pennsylvania. It is the first electric transit bus of its size to complete the full 15,000-mile durability test.
Once Altoona and the FTA finalize the report, transit agencies will be able to tap FTA funding to buy the K11M. Several customers are already using BYD’s K11 e-buses, including California’s Antelope Valley Transit Authority, the Los Angeles International Airport, and IndyGo in Indianapolis.
“The K11M passing the durability testing is a great milestone for BYD,” said BYD VP Bobby Hill. “We were the first in the industry to develop a 60-foot battery-electric bus and are proud to see it in use with transit agencies across the country.”