Chinese manufacturer BYD does not stop expanding its lineup of buses and recently also motorcoaches - three of those are now being shown at the United Motorcoach Association’s annual expo in Nashville, Tennessee (Jan. 19-23).

Our attention was caught by the 45-foot (13.7 m) double-deck C10MS model, which is called the largest battery-electric motorcoach in North America.

It can seat up to 77 people and drive up to 230 miles (370 km), which is a lot, but might still not be enough for many applications.

The other two models are the smaller C8MS 35-foot double-deck motorcoach and C9M 40-foot motorcoach.

The range of those two is noticeably lower - 170 miles and 200 miles respectively.


  • 45-foot double-deck
  • can seat up to 77 people
  • range of up to 230 miles (370 km)


  • 35-foot double-deck
  • 51 seats
  • range of up to 170 miles (274 km)


  • 40-foot
  • 49 seats
  • range of up to 200 miles (322 km)
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