BYD’s Articulated Electric Bus in Los Angeles – Video
BYD recently presented its 60-foot articulated electric bus in Los Angeles, where soon the first five units of the shorter 40-foot buses will enter service.
It’s expected that in near future, Los Angeles will buy up to 25 BYD buses, while Stanford University already purchased 13.
The new 60-foot bus is still awaiting its first orders.
With capacity for 120 passengers and a 547.5 kWh battery pack, this is probably the largest electric vehicle in the US, with range of up to 170 miles.
Two electric motors have a total power of 360 kW and 3,000 Nm of torque.
Recharging takes 2-3 hours at full power depending on how depleted the battery is.