BYD K12A: A 27 METER LONG BI-ARTICULATED PURE ELECTRIC BUS
In its headquarters in Shenzhen (China), BYD has unveiled the world's first 27-m pure electric bi-articulated bus. BYD says it is the longest pure electric bus in the world and can travel at a maximum speed of 70 km/h.
This BYD K12A is equipped with a distributed 4WD system, which can switch between 2WD and 4WD to meet the demands of different terrains, while also lowering the vehicle’s overall energy consumption. The BYD K12A features an all-aluminium alloy body and BYD’s core technologies of batteries, electric motors and electronic controls. At the presentation of the BYD K12A, Stella Li, Senior Vice President of BYD said: “The K12A will bring zero emissions to BRT systems, allowing passengers to enjoy quiet, pollution-free travel, while at the same time saving significant maintenance costs for operators.”
The K12A follows more of BYD's "fine traditions", including its battery heat management system, energy regenerative system and smart integrated design. The bus is equipped with DC and AC charging ports that can be switched freely to meet customers' need. One charge can last almost 300kms, and can therefore respond to the demands of a full day’s operation.
BYD first unveiled its public transportation electrification solution in 2010, soon taking the lead in the field of pure electric buses across China. To date, BYD has delivered a total of more than 50,000 pure electric buses to its global partners. BYD holds a dominant share in the pure electric bus market in the US, Latin America and Europe.
To respond to a great surge in orders across the globe, BYD is building a more complete R&D and production presence, and has set up factories for pure electric commercial vehicles in China, the US, Brazil, Hungary, and France.