Canadian city of St. Albert orders 3 BYD electric buses

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The City of St. Albert, a suburb of Edmonton, Alberta, has ordered three battery-electric buses from BYD, which will be delivered by early fall of this year.

Each bus has a range of up to 250 kilometers.

St. Albert chose BYD buses because of the Chinese company’s 12-year battery warranty, and because BYD was able to demonstrate that its battery technology will be reliable in Alberta’s brutal winters, proving through testing that its batteries can function below -40 degrees Celsius.

“The three 35-foot electric buses will operate on both local and commuter transit routes, making the system cleaner and quieter for St. Albert residents,” said St. Albert Mayor Nolan Crouse.

 

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Source: City of St. Albert