Posts Tagged: BYD

BYD and US Hybrid to develop hydrogen electric bus for Honolulu airport

BYD has teamed with powertrain specialist US Hybrid Corporation to develop a hydrogen-electric bus, which will serve Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The bus will use BYD’s battery-electric platform, integrating hydrogen fuel cell technology to eliminate dependency on charging. The new bus is being developed under Hawaii’s Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI), part of the… Read more »

University of California, Irvine to convert its entire bus fleet to EVs

The University of California, Irvine has chosen electric bus manufacturer BYD to convert the Anteater Express bus fleet, which serves the college’s 1,500-acre campus and various off-campus locations, into an all-electric service. UCI undergraduates voted in 2013 to transform the Anteater Express shuttle, which is operated and funded by students, to a more sustainable fleet,… Read more »

New report: Some electric buses are already cheaper to run than legacy buses

If you talk to manufacturers of electric buses, such as Proterra and BYD, they’ll tell you that their lower fuel and maintenance costs make them a no-brainer for transit agencies. However, a new report jointly released by the Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative and Bloomberg New Energy Finance paints a more cautiously optimistic picture. According to… Read more »

Baton Rouge to add three BYD electric buses to its fleet

Battery-electric bus builder BYD has received an order for three K9S electric buses from Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s Capital Area Transit System (CATS), which operates 29 bus lines and provides over 2 million rides annually. The new e-buses will go into operation later this year. BYD’s K9S has a range of 150 miles and a capacity… Read more »

Catalina Island, California to deploy three electric tour buses

China-based BYD, which has manufacturing facilities in California, now claims to be the largest battery-electric bus manufacturer in North America. Its buses are in service with municipal transit systems and airports around the US. The latest transit fleet to go electric is the Catalina Island Company, which has announced plans to deploy three BYD C6… Read more »

BYD delivers electric side-loader refuse truck to Palo Alto

Palo Alto may be the most EV-friendly city in the US – even its garbage trucks are going electric. BYD has delivered an electric automated side-loader refuse truck to GreenWaste, the city’s waste hauling service. The BYD electric refuse truck has 76 miles of range and can fully charge in two to three hours. The… Read more »

Kansas City airport deploys 4 BYD 30-foot electric buses

Kansas City International Airport has taken delivery of 4 BYD electric 30-foot coach buses, which will serve as parking lot shuttles, bringing passengers to the airport terminals. BYD built the e-buses at its Lancaster, California manufacturing facility, and customized them to include luggage racks for passenger use. BYD offers 7 electric coach and bus models,… Read more »

BYD unveils 45-foot electric commuter coach bus

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,… Read more »

BYD expands California electric bus factory

BYD says the latest expansion of its Lancaster, California plant makes it North America’s largest battery-electric bus manufacturing facility. The grand opening was attended by a coterie of local politicians. The new wing brings the total size of the facility to nearly 450,000 square feet, almost four times its initial 2013 footprint. The expanded plant… Read more »

Los Angeles buys 95 electric buses, plans emissions-free fleet by 2030

In the first step towards a new goal of eliminating tailpipe emissions by 2030, the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority has agreed to spend $138 million to buy 95 electric buses from New Flyer and BYD. The new e-buses will make up less than 5% of Metro’s fleet, but the purchase will at least double… Read more »