BYD received an electric bus order from Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), Canada's largest transit operator and the third largest transit operator in North America.
TTC starts with 10 40-foot BYD transit buses with an option for 30 more later.
By 2025 TTC would like to reach the target of buying only emission-free buses.
While another electric bus order doesn't make big news these days, interesting is what BYD says about its progress. The Chinese manufacturer so far grabbed 66% of all electric bus orders in Canada within the last two years, including 100% of the competitive bids for electric buses.
"TTC's purchase is BYD Canada's seventh heavy duty electric bus order in the last two years, representing 66% of electric buses ordered. Earlier this month, BYD Canada delivered four more buses to St. Albert Transit, bringing their fleet to 10% electric, as well as two buses to Grande Prairie Transit, a city located north-west of Edmonton.
BYD had more electric buses on the Canadian roads than any other firm and has won 100% of the competitive bids for electric buses."
In the broader picture, BYD already delivered more than 35,000 all-electric buses to customers in 200 cities, 50 countries and six continents (but mostly to China).
BYD Canada Vice President, Ted Dowling, said:
"We applaud the decision of the TTC to purchase these buses as part of their goal to be a zero-emission fleet by 2040. TTC is leading Canadian transit agencies to a brighter, cleaner future. These first ten buses alone will mean a carbon reduction of 700 Metric tons every year."