PHOTO CAPTION: BYD K9 electric transit bus used in Kuala Lumpur trials.

Malaysian Transit Service Orders 15 BYD K9 Electric Buses

15 BYD electric buses will be operated Kuala Lumpur’s first BRT line exclusively for electric buses .

Published: 10-Feb-2014

Kuala Lumpur - Last month, Malaysia's Prasarana Transit has announced that BYD Co. Ltd. won the bid to supply 15 new battery electric transit buses . As Malaysia first, as well as Southeast Asia's largest electric bus public bidding project, BYD beat out competitors from around the world on for this historic project . The 15 electric buses will be operated by Rapid KL, a Prasarana subsidiary, to be used as shuttle buses on Capital of Malaysia Kuala Lumpur’s first s BRT line exclusively for electric buses . As one of Malaysia's largest public transportation groups, Prasarana is responsible for the management and planning of Malaysia metro, buses and other public trans portation assets. Prasarana is 100% state - owned.

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Since last August, BYD’s 40 foot electric bus has been in trial operation in Kuala Lumpur. As a part of the trial, the bus was arranged to run on a 5.3 km - 7 station, Bus Rapid Transit ( BRT ) line operated by Rapid KL and the trial operation results are satisfactory and high complimented by Prasarana. According to the report, the range of the pure electric bus could be more than 400 kilometers per charge in Kuala Lumpur.


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