Carbridge, a major Australian airport ground transportation provider, placed orders for 40 more pure-electric buses from BYD.
The contract was signed at the end of January in the presence of senior executives from BYD and Carbridge, three months after the first BYD Electric Blu bus made its commercial debut at Sydney Airport.
The Electric Blu bus has a carrying capacity of 70 passengers; features purpose-designed luggage storage racks; and has a range of approximately 248 miles on a single charge. The fleet of six currently in operation at Sydney Airport is also estimated to lower carbon emissions by 160 tons a year, reduce waste fluids, and noise levels.
The vehicle is part of an extensive range of BYD products currently available in the Australian market, one of 15 in the Asia Pacific region.