Shorter version of ADL/BYD electric buses enter service
The electric bus partnership of BYD Europe and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) has delivered 11 new battery-electric Enviro200EV electric buses to Go-Ahead London. A further batch of 13 10.9m buses is due in March.
It is the first delivery of the new 9.6m variant of the Enviro200EV model, a shorter wheelbase chassis to suit narrow, complex road network such as those on Transport for London's route 100.
With 24 seats and 66 passengers capacity, the 9.6-metre BYD ADL Enviro200EV, achieves 150 miles on a single charge, says ADL. Power is delivered through its pure-electric drivetrain comprising 330 kWh BYD Iron-Phosphate batteries.
100 Enviro200EV for Go-Ahead London
The delivery also marks the 100th BYD ADL Enviro200EV for Go-Ahead London, with its electric buses so far completed 6.3m km.
Since the introduction of the BYD ADL Enviro200EV electric bus in 2016, over 200 are now either delivered or on order with operators across the UK.
Richard Harrington, Engineering Director at Go-Ahead London, said: “Go-Ahead London has once again shown that close working partnerships, coupled with meticulous planning, results in us leading the way with zero emission travel for our customers.”
“We continue to foster a forward-thinking relationship with Go-Ahead,” said Isbrand Ho, Managing Director at BYD Europe.
“Here is an operator that has clearly identified electric mobility as viable, long-term solution to the demands of public transport in London.
"With its long-range appeal and class-leading environmental credentials, our BYD ADL Enviro200EV is well suited to a wide range of public transport operations and is becoming the battery-powered single decker of choice for a number of UK customers.”
Colin Robertson, Chief Executive at ADL, said: “ADL is well versed in tailoring its buses to the needs of our customers, and this new length option further confirms that the zero-emission buses we build with BYD, our electric bus partner in the UK, are a whole-range solution for all operating requirements.”