BYD has delivered its 1,000 electric buses in the UK for ADL.
ADL and BYD UK have been in partnership since 2015. Under the collaboration, its main products were BYD ADL Enviro200EV single-decker and BYD ADL Enviro400EV double-decker buses. While it took five years to reach the 500th BYD ADL e-bus, the partnership has now delivered its 1,000th just a year later.
“I’m really pleased to witness the 1000th electric bus manufactured by ADL – a great example of successful collaboration between Scottish operators and manufacturers, supported by Scottish Government funding,” said Richard Lochhead, Minister for Just Transition, Employment, and Fair Work.
“Through the Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Scheme, we’ve supported the introduction of 22 new electric buses here in Aberdeen for Stagecoach Bluebird.”
“Alongside free travel for under-22s and over half a billion pounds in long term funding for bus priority infrastructure, we’re putting buses at the heart of Scotland’s just transition to net-zero by helping people choose to travel more sustainably. We can only achieve that transition by working together.” Lochhead added.
The celebratory bus is a BYD ADL Enviro400EV double-decker.
ADL stated that:
“This bus is the last of a fleet of 22 BYD ADL Enviro400EV double deckers which Stagecoach bought for services in Aberdeen with financial support from the Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme. Stagecoach has since confirmed an order for an additional 13 electric buses of the same type for Aberdeen following the award of funding through the Scottish Government’s follow-on scheme, the Zero-Emission Bus Challenge Fund.”
BYD is currently dominating the Chinese EV market. For May, they sold 114,183 electric vehicles (including passenger cars), reaching 2 million EVs this year.