BYD has received the official order from the US state Georgia for the statewide delivery of public transit vehicles, particularly electric buses. The bid for the supply of buses for the state capital Atlanta was also won by BYD.
In Atlanta, the medium and heavy electric vehicles, as well as taxis from BYD will help the city reach it’s goal of reducing green house gases by 20% by 2020, cutting down 40% by 2030, compared to 2009 levels.
Specific numbers of buses have not been publicly disclosed, but BYD did mention in their statement that the delivery contract for were convenient for cities and states to order from a single source. This likely alludes to rebates due to order numbers, as well as shorter delivery times due to less involved participants.
At the same time, BYD has also received an order from Canada for another nine electric buses. These will be used in Montreal and Longueuil, and the order was made by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) and the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL).