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BYD receives battery-electric bus order from Canadian tour company

Posted on October 11, 2018

The BYD battery-electric buses will make an immediate improvement to air quality and noise levels for the B.C. region.
The BYD battery-electric buses will make an immediate improvement to air quality and noise levels for the B.C. region.

BYD Canada received an order for zero-emission, battery-electric buses by WESTCOAST Sightseeing — the first tour company in Canada to order clean energy buses, as well as the first to commit to having a 100% clean-energy fleet by 2023.

The largest private bus operator in Vancouver, WESTCOAST Sightseeing has agreed to work exclusively with BYD on converting its entire fleet of 90 buses, which will include open top buses, double decks, and others. The operation will also work with the city to develop charging infrastructure that will not only benefit WESTCOAST, but many other companies that want to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and climate impact.

The BYD battery-electric buses will make an immediate improvement to air quality and noise levels for the B.C. region. These buses alone will deliver a reduction in carbon emissions of some 4,500 metric tons of carbon emissions per year based on EPA standards.

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