BYD TO DELIVER FOUR ELECTRIC BUSES TO WASH. TRANSIT AGENCY
Link Transit of Wenatchee, Washington will take delivery of their first four battery electric transit buses from BYD Coach & Bus this summer. The BYD K9S is a 35-foot derivative of the BYD K9 40-foot bus, with more than 6,000 now running in revenue service in cities from Los Angeles, to London and Hong Kong.
BYD’s Battery Electric bus employs many advanced technologies developed in-house by a staff of more than 15,000 R&D engineers and includes the BYD Iron-Phosphate battery which boasts the only 12-year-battery warranty in the industry. Combined with BYD’s proprietary in-wheel hub motors and regenerative braking system, the BYD battery electric bus offers the lowest lifecycle cost of ownership.
As of March 1, BYD bus fleets have completed greater than 100 million miles “in revenue service” and have been evaluated by more than 150 cities in 36 countries around the world. To date, BYD has built over 7,000 electric buses globally, making it by far the most popular electric transit vehicle on the planet, according to the company.