The ADL/BYD electric bus partnership secured a third order from Go-Ahead London — for a total of 30 of its BYD ADL Enviro200EV 35-foot models.
Eleven of the buses will operate on Transport for London’s route 153 from February 2018, with a further 19 electric buses operating on route 214 from August 2019. All will be based at Go-Ahead London’s Northumberland Park in North London, which will be equipped with BYD supplied charging equipment.
The new order means that Go-Ahead London will have in service a total of 95 BYD ADL pure electric buses based at three depots — Waterloo, Camberwell, and Northumberland Park.
The announcement follows the news last month that another TfL operator, London United — part of RATP Dev — ordered 36 ADL BYD electric buses. The BYD ADL partnership anticipates further orders imminently as other TfL tenders are awarded.