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BYD receives orders for 195 electric buses for UK operator RATP Dev London

BYD receives orders for 195 electric buses for UK operator RATP Dev London

The distribution of RATP Dev London’s BYD ADL Fleet will begin this summer. Photos: Revelation.

The vehicles will be manufactured in association with ADL (Alexander Tennis Limited)

Jessica Brands

BYD UK and ADL (Alexander Tennis Limited) have placed orders for 195 electric buses, which have been placed by operator RATP Dave London. The company is one of the leading DFL (Transport for London) bus operators.

This announcement was made by BYD on Wednesday 16th June 2021. According to the manufacturer, this is the largest order of electric buses ever made in the country.

Delivery of RATP Dev London’s BYD ADL Navy will begin this summer, including 68 single-decker buses (including 21 compact 10.2-meter models) and 127 double-decker buses.

Buses are available at RATP Dev London’s Fullwell, Harrow and Shepherd Bush depots to serve routes west of the capital.

According to BYD, the vehicles will join the 36 single-tech BYD ADLs already in service from 2018, with 29 dual-decker BYD ADLs issued last year.

“With this order, RATP Dev London reaffirms its commitment to support the DFL’s electrification project for the London Bus Network, the main objective of the city’s transport strategy for 2018, so that all DFL buses will have zero emissions by 2037 this year. “ Information to BYD in a note.

“As the BYD ADL partnership continues to grow, five years after its inception, BYD’s electric battery transfer technology and ADL’s British bodies have been proven to be fully customizable to reflect operational requirements.” More detailed.

In London alone, more than 400 BYD ADL electric buses have zero emission of more than 32 million kilometers, and 300 vehicles are in the queue, including the latest entry for RATP Dev London. RATP Dev London will be the largest electric bus operator in London by early 2022, with 25% of its fleet being fully electric.

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“Electrification is an integral part of our business and partnership with Transport for London (DFL). Two years ago we launched our first 100% electric lines and last year London’s first 24-hour all-electric double-decker bus route. In early 2022, We will operate 15 zero-emission lanes, and our five garages will be converted to electricity. This agreement will enable RATP Dev London to establish itself as a leading provider of electric bus services in the city. Said Catherine Sardon, director of RATP Dev London.

According to Frank Thorpe, Managing Director, BYD, UK “Of course, this is a very significant time in the development of the BYD brand in the UK. Public transport in the capital often provides a model for other cities, and the fact that a major operator such as RATP Dev makes such a significant commitment to electric movement will have repercussions for local authorities across the UK. The increasing electrification of lanes by DFL operators provides long-term productivity to their fleets and real environmental benefits to the people of London. ”

To Paul Davis, President and CEO of ADL “The RATP Dave London Record Order is a referendum on ADL’s proven ability to adapt UK – made electric buses and adapt them to the needs of officers and operators. Contain. ”

Jessica Marks for Traffic Diary

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