BYD ENTERED THE CARRIBEAN WITH 33 e-BUSES FOR BARBADOS
Barbados has the honour of having the first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean. BYD has recent delivered 33 new electric buses to the island. BYD, Megapower LTD and the Barbados Transport Board launched 33 new electric buses on to the Bajan streets, which represents one of the largest public transport systems per capita in the Americas. Additionally, 2 more buses will come by this December to totally complete 35 buses.
Like many countries around the world Barbados has set goals to have 100% renewable energy and carbon neutrality by 2030. With this e-bus fleet the country has taken the first very important step in achieving this goal in order to tackle climate change. It is part of the islands National Climate Change Plan. The tender process for purchasing the 33 electric buses was launched in August 2019 by the Transport Board. The order concerns 10 meter buses. BYD has teamed up with energy supplier Megapower Ltd, BYD’s. The buses are specifically designed for the Barbados market and are equipped with wheelchair accessibility, WIFI and USB charger connectors.