14 Oct 2015

BYD ADDS TWO ELECTRIC BUSES

BYD Co. has launched two more electric bus models, the C6 and the C8, to it’s electric bus lineup, which now counts four models. The C6 and the C8 were unveiled at an event last month in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, according to a report in the Chinese media.

The C6 bus has 22 seats and has an action radius of 210 km (130 miles) on a single charge, while the C8 bus has 45 seats and can go up to 170 km (105 miles) per charge. Both electrified buses are powered by BYD's iron phosphate batteries.

The K9, BYD's first electric bus, has 32 seats and a range of 250 km. It can go at a maximum speed of 70 km per hour (44 miles per hour).

BYD launched a second electric bus this year, the C9, with a 53-seat capacity. It can go up to 400 km on a single change, and it can travel as fast as 100 km per hour, the company claims.

Both the C9 and the K9 are powered by the same BYD iron phosphate batteries that power the C6 and C8.



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