Posts Tagged: BYD K9 Buses

Madrid transit agency orders 30 BYD electric buses

EMT Madrid, which operates a fleet of 2,100 buses and a network of 213 bus lines, has ordered thirty 40-foot electric buses from Chinese manufacturer BYD. The company describes the deal as Spain’s largest order for electric buses to date. The announcement follows the delivery of an initial order of fifteen BYD 40-foot models in… Read more »

BYD Coach and Bus continues US expansion, hires new General Manager

BYD Coach and Bus, which is steadily expanding deliveries of electric buses in the US, has announced the hiring of a new General Manager. Milo Victoria, an industry veteran with 41 years of transit industry experience, will oversee operations of the company’s electric bus manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California. BYD employs nearly 700 individuals in… Read more »

No more small pilots: It’s time to convert US transit buses to electric

City buses are an ideal application for EVs. The savings on fuel and maintenance are undeniable. In China, cities are ordering them by the thousand. So why are US cities still piddling around with pilots of a few buses? “The time for pilot programs should be in the rear-view mirror,” writes Gina Coplon-Newfield, Director of… Read more »

UC Irvine orders 20 BYD buses, converts fleet to all-electric

The University of California, Irvine has ordered 20 buses from BYD for $15 million. The e-buses will make the student-funded and -operated Anteater Express shuttle service 100% emission-free. The vehicles are being built at the company’s Lancaster, California plant. A survey of students last year found that, of an array of transportation options, the top… Read more »

Canadian city of St. Albert orders 3 BYD electric buses

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… Read more »