Link Transit purchases more e-buses for Washington state

Link Transit in Wenatchee, Washington has purchased eight additional 30-foot BYD battery-electric buses. The eight new BYD buses will complement Link’s growing all-electric fleet of 12 30- and 35-foot vehicles, with three additional 35-foot buses on order.

Once the new vehicles are delivered, nearly half of Link’s total heavy-duty fleet of 48 vehicles will be all electric. The public transit agency already announced the delivery of two BYD battery-electric 30-foot K7M-ER buses to Link Transit in Wenatchee, Washington. This brought the number of the agency’s zero-emission bus fleet to a total of 12.

Link Transit made waves in 2018 when the inductive charging system specialist Momentum Dynamics from the USA installed their first wireless charging system for electric buses in Wenatchee, Washington. The trial clearly went well, because in 2020, the company installed wireless charging systems for 10 BYD electric buses, which were joined 3 new 300-kilowatt wireless charging systems in 2021.

The eight new buses for Link Transit are being built by BYD at its Lancaster Coach & Bus Manufacturing facility in California. The plant was expanded in 2018 to meet growing demand for zero-emission public transport vehicles.

“We’re thankful for our partnership with Link Transit and to have the opportunity to provide their community with state-of-the-art clean-technology vehicles that are redefining public transportation,” said Patrick Duan, BYD’s Senior Vice President of Operations.