BYD Electric Bus Approved For Sale In Canada

APR 20 2014 BY MARK KANE 6

BYD ebus

BYD ebus

BYD announced that its electric bus is now approved for sale and operations in Canada after earning the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) Certification and being placed on the “Vehicle Manufacturers Registry” with Transport Canada.

This is important for the Chinese company, especially because practice shows that some formal requirements can be crucial.

For us, the real question is, of course, if operators will be willing to buy electric buses, which potentially can easily replace their diesel equivalent?

BYD undertook a huge effort to demonstrate electric buses in many countries around the world and it will be interesting to see if there’s strong demand outside of China, where sales of BYD electric buses are way higher than in all other countries combined.

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TransLink Vancouver please pay attention and see this opportunity. Considering that this bus’ battery capacity is 324 kWh and BC Hydro’s commercial rate is $0.11/kWh, it will cost under $35 a day to run this bus: http://insideevs.com/byd-electric-bus-goes-202-miles-single-charge/. And that makes it essentially water powered: https://www.bchydro.com/energy-in-bc/our_system/generation.html

Nous cause trial start in Gatineau city before montreal all winter

No cause trial start in Gatineau city before montreal all winter

I still prefer hybrid buses for Canada, the exhaust can be useful for heating.

and can be used for poisoning people too!

Re-purposing waste heat is admirable, but not if you can avoid the waste.

You do realise that some electricity can be used to heat the bus, and this energy use can be hugely reduced when it is not cold?