PHOTO CAPTION: BYD k9, one of a pair being trialled in London, England.

BYD Deploys Pair of Electric Buses for London Trials

London is testing buses powered by hydrogen fuel cells and even used cooking oils. Now it's BYD's turn with its 12m k9 all-electric transit buses.

Published: 26-Dec-2013

Two electric buses have hit the streets of London as part of a trial to see if the technology is suitable for shorter routes around the capital.

The 12-metre single deck buses will service Victoria, Waterloo and London Bridge stations running on routes 507 and 521 from today.

According to Chinese manufacturer BYD Auto, the zero-emission buses should reduce running costs by about three quarters compared to a diesel bus and can travel up to 250km (155 miles) on a single four or five hour charge - sufficient to operate for a full day without the need to recharge.


BYD k9 all-electric bus also to be built in Bulgaria

Partnership with Bulmineral Ltd to manufacture pure electric buses in Breznik, Bulgaria will enable BYD to break into local markets in Bulgaria and expand to other countries in Europe.

BYD plans to build its k9 all-electric bus both in North America and Europe.

China’s cabinet announced it will take measures to ease traffic congestion with a goal of public transport accounting for 60 percent of all motor vehicle use, which would boost BYD's k9 electric bus sales

First allotment of BYD e6 electric cars deployed by city public security bureau.

Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau has begun taking delivery of 500 e6 all-electric cars manufactured locally by BYD, the Chinese firm in which Berkshire Hathaway owns shares.


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