Some good news for the environment: BYD launches world’s longest electric bus
BYD, a Chinese leader in new energy that makes batteries and electric vehicles, continues to innovate in an effort to provide greener transport options. Now, it has created the world’s longest electric bus! Electric busses are a mainstay of BYD’s offering, and its fleets already run around numerous cities in China, South America, and Europe. It’s latest people-carrier, the BYD K12A is an incredibly 27 metres long, and is composed of three segments linked by two “independent articulating points”.
BYD’s share price has appreciated by 4% in the last five days
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Stella Li, BYD’s senior vice president, said: “Today, BYD once again uses its core technology, reliable products and innovative solutions to solve the two great urban ills of congestion and pollution. The K12A will bring zero emissions to BRT systems, allowing passengers to enjoy quiet, pollution-free travel, while at the same time saving significant maintenance costs for operators.”
The new bus has an impressive capacity of 250 passengers, and a top speed of 70 kilometres per hour – hence, it is a vehicle suited to busy urban centres, where speed limits are low and a multitude of people are travelling regularly.
This latest vehicle has all of the tech that people have come to expect from BYD, and marks yet another step forward in its highly successful drive to electrify public transport. There are 50,000 of BYD’s electric busses serving the public worldwide, 16,000 of which are in its home city of Shenzhen. As it continues to expand, these fleets could be a major player in the fight against global warming.
Dominion holds BYD in its Global Trends Managed Fund.
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