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BYD at APTA Expo: 60-Foot All-Electric

October 15, 2014 in Electric Drive, event, EVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Articulated Vehicle’s Single-Charge Range Is Stated as 170 Miles

BYD has unveiled a 60-foot, full battery electric articulated transit bus it says is the first such vehicle in the world. The reveal took place Tuesday at the APTA Expo in Houston. Single-charge range is stated at 170 miles, with 120 passengers.

BYD is promising single-charge range of 170 miles for the 100% battery electric, 60-foot articulated bus it unveiled Tuesday at APTA Expo in Houston.

BYD is promising single-charge range of 170 miles for the 100% battery electric, 60-foot articulated bus it unveiled Tuesday at APTA Expo in Houston. photo courtesy ShowTimes

“BYD is leading the renaissance in transit,” VP  Micheal Austin said on the firm’s blog, “a rebirth of electrified transportation… this time without miles of electrified rails, ugly over-head wires or charging stations.”

from BYD's APTA Expo blog post

from BYD’s APTA Expo blog post

“If you look around the show floor, there are electric buses now at every relevant transit vendor,” Austin said. “This is a complete reversal from the Expo three years ago when we were the only 40-foot, long-range, battery-electric bus on the show floor…

“We are proud to say that we were one of the first and we are raising the bar again today.”

Select transit operators had already previewed the 60-foot all-battery bus at BYD’s factory in Lancaster, Calif. (F&F, September 30).

Brendan Riley is BYD fleet sales VP.

APTA Expo continues through today, Wednesday, October 15. The next edition of the triennial APTA Expo and Annual Meeting? October 8-11, 2017, in Atlanta.


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