Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD Europe announced that the companies’ electric vehicle partnership has already topped 100 double deck bus sales. UK’s major bus operators which trusted in BYD ADL double decks are Metroline, Stagecoach, National Express and RATP Dev London. The BYD ADL partnership has seen the move to electric mobility within the passenger transport sector gathering pace over the past 12 months. A new order was recently placed by National Express for 19 electric double deck Enviro400EV buses. 

“We have achieved significant market penetration in just three years, while the uptake for the Enviro400EV has been extremely encouraging since we started production in February”, said Arthur Whiteside, Managing Director, UK Sales at ADL

“We see the demand for full electric mobility only increasing,” added Frank Thorpe, Managing Director at BYD (UK), “and for two good reasons – public demand and fleet productivity. An increasingly well-educated public is calling for a sustainable future and zero-emissions public transport can play a key role in helping people switch to an energy-saving mindset. Pure electric operation is having a truly dramatic impact on air quality in our towns and cities, and that’s good news for everyone.” 

“For operators,” he went on, “electric mobility offers long-term productivity gains for scheduled-service bus fleets, regardless of their size, as proven by public transport operators right across Europe. We look forward to engaging further with UK operators in our mission to bring 100% emissions-free mobility to our streets.”

BYD ADL Enviro400EV double decker UK 2019