Order for 40 additional buses placed three months after initial vehicle entered service
AUSTRALIA Carbridge, a ground transportation provider at Sydney Airport, has placed an order for an additional 40 Electric Blu buses from BYD. The contract was signed three months after an initial bus made its commercial debut at the airport.
“We are the first Chinese company to crack Australia’s electric bus market, having come a long way since the trial of our electric buses at the country’s busiest airport in Sydney in late 2014,” said Liu Xueliang, General Manager of BYD’s Asia Pacific Auto Sales Division. “This additional order from a large transport provider like Carbridge is testimony to our quality service and state of the art technology – and was a very nice present just before the Lunar New Year.”
The Electric Blu bus has a carrying capacity of 70 passengers, features purpose-designed luggage storage racks and has a range of 400km on a single charge. A fleet of six currently in operation at Sydney Airport is also estimated to lower carbon emissions by 160 tons a year, reduce waste fluids and noise levels.
BYD is a leading high-tech multinational company based in Shenzhen, China. Since its establishment in 1995, it has successfully expanded its renewable energy solutions globally with operations in over 50 countries and regions. After 22 years’ development, it has created a Zero Emissions Energy Ecosystem – affordable solar power generation, reliable energy storage, cutting-edge electrified transportation and a monorail.