BYD Electric Bus
BYD is evaluating another market for its all-electric buses - Australia.
This time, the electric bus has begun a six-month pilot program at Sydney International Airport, where it will be used by airport ground transportation provider Carbridge as an airport passenger shuttle.
At a launch ceremony held at Sydney International Airport, BYD Asia Pacific General Manager Liu Xueliang stated:
"Compared with fossil-fueled buses, BYD's pure electric bus has zero emissions, doesn't make noise and ensures a comfortable ride without disturbances associated with conventional buses of combustion engines. These characteristics will provide a great experience for visitors to the Airport."
Interesting is that according to the press release, Sydney Airport plans to switch its entire bus fleet to electric drive in the coming years!
BYD, as usual, attached a description highlighting more than 20 million kilometers of "in revenue service" experience and more than 250 km (155 miles) of range.
"BYD's Battery Electric bus employs many advanced technologies developed in-house by a staff of more than 15,000 R&D engineers, such as the advanced environmentally friendly, BYD Iron-Phosphate battery, in-wheel hub motors and regenerative braking system. The break-through Iron-Phosphate battery is fire-safe and non-toxic: there are no caustic materials contained in the battery, no toxic electrolytes or heavy metals and can be completely recycled. The BYD electric bus delivers a host of operational and environmental benefits for public transport riders, operators and people in the community -- it is very quiet and ensures a comfortable ride without vibrations, jerks or noise associated with the conventional buses and combustion engines. The bus can also drive for more than 250 km (155 miles) even in heavy city traffic on a single charge. The bus has completed more than 20 million kilometers of "in revenue service" and has been evaluated in many major cities all over the world."