The BYD ADL partnership has completed delivery of nine 10.8 m fully electric buses together with charging infrastructure to Stagecoach South for use on park and ride services in Guildford, UK.
In Guildford, the nine electric buses will connect three car parks and a leisure centre with the town centre, operating six days a week. Guildford is considered an “important and historic large town south of London”, and is home to a major university. The population is also made up of a large number of London commuters. The small BYD ADL fleet is the first of fully electric buses to enter service in Guildford.
Arthur Whiteside, ADL’s Managing Director for UK Sales, said: “We are delighted to support Stagecoach South and Surrey County Council in their introduction of clean, zero-emission buses.” BYD’s UK Country Manager, Frank Thorpe, added: “The entry into service of these vehicles means that our joint enterprise has now supplied advanced electric buses to the majority of the major bus operating groups in the UK.”
The Stagecoach Group currently operates around 8,000 buses and coaches in the UK, and this marks the first delivery by the BYD ADL partnership to the group.