BYD ADL TOPS 100 ELECTRIC DOUBLE DECK SALES IN UK
With an order for 19 emissions-free electric double deck Enviro400EV buses for West Midlands in Birmingham, the BYD ADL combination topped 100 double deck bus sales. West Midlands is a subsidairy of National Express. Besides National Express BYD ADL’s has done significant fleet deals with UK’s major bus operators including Metroline, Stagecoach and RATP Dev London.
“This is a notable achievement by the BYD ADL team in the UK, underlining the strength and depth of the partnership,” said Arthur Whiteside, Managing Director, UK Sales at ADL, “We have achieved significant market penetration in just three years, while the uptake for the Enviro400EV has been extremely encouraging since we started production in February. The move to electrification is well underway and we’re pleased to be leading the charge.”
The BYD ADL partnership has seen the move to electric mobility within the passenger transport sector gathering pace over the past 12 months. BYD also designs and installs the charging infrastructure systems, to provide its customers with a complete one-stop-shop solution to fleet electrification.
BYD ADL Enviro400EV double decker on the streets of the UK: 37 on programmed delivery to Metroline for service on TfL’s Route 43 (Friern Barnet to London Bridge); 32 for Stagecoach Manchester scheduled for Q4, 2019 (routes including Manchester City Centre, Manchester Airport and Piccadilly Train Station); 29 for RATP Dev London in Q1, 2020 for use on TfL’s Route 94 (Acton Green to Piccadilly Circus); 19 for National Express West Midlands for operation in Birmingham, delivery planned for Q1, 2020
“We see the demand for full electric mobility only increasing," added Frank Thorpe, Managing Director at BYD (UK), “and for two good reasons – public demand and fleet productivity. An increasingly well-educated public is calling for a sustainable future and zero-emissions public transport can play a key role in helping people switch to an energy-saving mindset. Pure electric operation is having a truly dramatic impact on air quality in our towns and cities, and that’s good news for everyone. And for operators electric mobility offers long-term productivity gains.”