BYD's 40-ft. bus
June 10, 2015
BYD's 40-foot model built for L.A. Metro is set to begin service soon. The agency’s board of directors approved a contract with BYD for the manufacture and delivery of up to 25 new all-electric buses as part of a $30 million clean air bus technology pilot project. Features include BYD in-wheel traction motor axle, two wheelchair positions and 150-plus mile range.
60-ft battery-electric articulated bus
January 9, 2015
BYD’s Brendan Riley introduced public transportation’s “escape from the dark ages” when unveiling the company’s new 60-foot, batteryelectric articulated bus. Utilizing BYD’s proprietary iron-phosphate battery, the high-capacity, highload vehicle produces zero emissions, runs 170-plus miles on a single charge, delivers 3,000Nm of torque and integrates easily with any existing fleet. The vehicle
Photos: APTA Bus & Paratransit Bus Showcase
May 6, 2015
A look at some of the buses on display at the APTA Bus & Paratransit Bus Showcase held in Fort Worth, Texas in May. Companies include BYD, CCW, Proterra, New Flyer, ElDorado National and more.
Long Beach Transit to buy 10 BYD electric buses
April 28, 2015
The Long Beach Transit (LBT) Board of Directors authorized Kenneth McDonald, LBT president/CEO, to enter into a contract with Los Angeles-based company BYD Motors Inc. for the purchase of 10 battery-electric buses and supporting charging systems. The LBT Board approved up to $11,069,319, which also includes training and required equipment in support of the purchase.
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BYD Passes Altoona Testing, Set to Make Big Leap Into the Market
September 25, 2014
As transit agencies continue to look at ways to both improve their environmental footprint and save money, the interest in all-electric buses has steadily increased.
Capitalizing on that growth, BYD introduced its all-electric vehicle to the market a few years ago, garnering interest in several cities, including Los Angeles, where the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation
BYD's Lancaster, Calif. event
April 29, 2014
California Gov. Jerry Brown joined a host of local, state and company officials at the unveiling of BYD’s first California-made, all-electric 40-foot rapid transit bus at ceremony held at BYD’s new plant in Lancaster.
Calif. agency adds BYD bus, rebrands
February 5, 2015
Calif.’s Gardena Municipal Bus Lines debuted its first all-electric BYD Motors bus.
The operator, which recently unveiled the vehicle during a ceremony marking the bus line's 75th anniversary, also announced it is officially rebranding itself as GTrans. GTrans says the new name is easier to say, with "G" representing its home city of Gardena, as well as the bus line's commitment to green
BYD drives vehicle from Calif. to Houston for EXPO
October 9, 2014
Following a 750-mile trip around Lancaster, Calif. in 24 hours in August, BYD recently drove one of its electric buses “under its own power” from Lancaster to Houston in preparation for APTA’s EXPO next week.
The vehicle travelled 1,500 miles in all and was charged along the way at 10 locations where BYD simply connected the vehicle into the AC power grid to charge up in two to three hours
London to pilot all-electric double-decker bus
July 2, 2015
’s bus fleet, which is already one of the cleanest in the world.
RELATED: Long Beach Transit to buy 10 BYD electric buses
Since 2008, the Mayor has rolled out more than 1,300 hybrid electric buses, retrofitted more than 1,400 buses to reduce their emissions by up to 88% and developed the New Routemaster, one of the cleanest double deck buses of its type in the world. There will be 800 New
Political shifts, smaller vehicles are key trends at UMA Expo
February 24, 2015
race held every three years.
BYD Motors Inc. unveiled the first long-range, 100% battery-electric over-the-road coach, the BYD C9 — a two-axle, 40-foot coach with seating for 47 people at highway speed for over 190 miles.
The BYD C9 is the first of three 100% battery-electric coaches the company will launch globally this year. The other two, a 45-foot, three-axle coach, named the C10, and a 23