First Bus orders electric double-deckers
Electric bus partners BYD and ADL have received another order from England. Operator First Bus has ordered five BYD ADL Enviro400EV all-electric double-decker buses for use in West Yorkshire.
According to BYD, First Bus has opted for the larger standard version of the Enviro400EV. This is 10.8 meters long and offers 69 seats. BYD-ADL had introduced a short version of its electric double-decker in February. This is 10.3 meters long and is said to be able to handle tighter turns in city centers with improved maneuverability.
The standard version has sold over 450 units to date. Since the start of the partnership with ADL, BYD says it has delivered over 750 electric buses in the UK – in addition to the double-decker, BYD-ADL also offers the Enviro200EV solo bus. First Bus also ordered 22 Enviro200EVs for use in Glasgow in early March.
The announcement does not indicate when the five vehicles are to be delivered. BYD also did not provide any information on the financial scope of the agreement.