Argentina’s first fleet of electric buses will pick up operations in in Mendoza, with 12 electric buses supplied by BYD recently having arrived. At the same time, Seattle has received their first electric garbage truck, also provided by the Chinese EV manufacturer.
The electric buses arrived in the Argentinian Mendoza on the 23rd of May, with the twelve K9 electric buses set to undergo a multipoint delivery inspection, before the public transport operator STM will launch the fleet later this year. The bus models are 12m long and run on iron-phosphate batteries, advertising a “sufficient range”, possibly worded more carefully following a breach of contract where BYD will be forced to provide on-route chargers to ensure that the buses perform as advertised in Indianapolis.
In Seattle, Washington, BYD recently delivered the first electric Class-8 rear loader in the USA, which will find employment as a refuse truck. The truck is already in operation, with a refuse body (New Way Viper Rear Loader refuse body) provided by New Way, a company based in Scranton, Iowa.