CALIFORNIA UNIVERSITY GETS BATTERY-ELECTRIC BUS FLEET
The 20 new BYD electric buses, known as the Anteater Express after the school's mascot, will replace 29 older diesel models and are expected to deliver more than 2 million rides per year across campus and to different locations in town. BYD briefly sold an electric car in the U.S., but pulled out of the U.S. car market before introducing
The BYD K9M electric buses seat 41 and have a range of up about 161 miles on a charge, and BYD estimates they will cost $1 less per mile to run than the diesel buses they replaced.
The lithium-iron phosphate batteries in the buses are made in Lancaster, Calif., in southern California and come with a 12-year warranty.