BYD wins America's largest electric bus order
September 8, 2015
BYD Motors was awarded what industry commentators are calling a "dominant" win in the Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Heavy Duty Bus RFP that closed in August. The contract allows for up to 800 heavy-duty buses from all different propulsion types that included 12 different categories for all-electric buses.
The contract has the potential to be the most complete
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.
BYD zero-emission buses used to transport 2015 World Games athletes
August 3, 2015
the nation as well as utilizing as many local resources as possible, which included coach & transit bus manufacturer BYD Motors.
RELATED: Long Beach Transit to buy 10 BYD electric buses
"World Games Host Town and the City of Long Beach is grateful for the buses and drivers that BYD provided to transport our athletes while touring Long Beach," stated Long Beach Community Foundation President
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.
Denver RTD to purchase 36 new BYD electric buses for mall service
August 25, 2015
Denver’s Regional Transportation District (RTD) board of directors approved the purchase of 36 new BYD Motors Inc. electric shuttles for the 16th Street MallRide, a free service used by tens of thousands of downtown commuters and visitors every day, RTD’s single busiest bus route.
The new mall shuttles are completely electric powered, so they will be highly energy-efficient and produce
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
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.
RELATED: Calif. agency
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.
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