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BYD Battery Buses for Link Transit

April 1, 2016 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

City of Wenatchee, Washington, Is Getting Four 35-Footers,
Trumpets BYD’s Logging More than 100 Million Revenue Miles

Link Transit in the City of Wenatchee, Wash. says it’s made an “historic decision that secures it a spot among America’s most elite transit agencies:” Link is to take delivery this summer of four 100% battery-electric buses built BYD.

The City of Wenatchee, in central Washington State, has ordered four 35-foot 100% battery electric buses from BYD.

The City of Wenatchee, in central Washington State, has ordered four 35-foot 100% battery electric buses from BYD.



BYD will supply its BYD K9S, a 35-foot derivative of the BYD K9 40-foot bus – which according to the Link release “is the the most popular electric bus platform on Earth, with more than 6,000 now running in revenue service in cities from Los Angeles, to London and Hong Kong.”

“Our decision to go electric extends far beyond cleaner air and doing the right thing,” said Link Transit executive director Richard DeRock. “These buses are whisper-quiet, and will drastically reduce noise pollution along their daily routes.

Operational Savings Will Allow Other Upgrades

“Additionally,” he said, “they will save our transit agency hundreds of thousands of dollars in fuel and maintenance costs and enable us to begin other upgrades to our system even sooner.”

The BYD electric bus can drive for more than 155 miles, even in heavy city traffic, on a single charge,” Link says, noting that as of March 1 of this tear, BYD bus fleets had notched more than 100 million miles in revenue service and have been evaluated by more than 150 cities in 36 countries.


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Link Transit info, Eric West, 509-664-7622; fax 509-662-1595;[email protected]; www.linktransit.com

BYD North America (bus and coach sales), VP Mr. Macy Neshati, mobile 213-399-2380 or toll-free 800-293-2886 (800-BYD-AUTO); [email protected]

BYD North America info, VP Micheal Austin, 224-587-0648 or 800-293-2886; [email protected]; www.byd.com


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Source: City of Wenatchee with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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