Info
Info

BYD launches the longest pure electric bus

News

BYD announced the launch of the K12A at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen, the world’s first 27-m pure electric bus.

Info

With a passenger capacity of 250 people, it is the longest pure electric bus in the world and can travel at a maximum speed of 70 km/h.

Additionally, it is also the world's first electric bus equipped with a distributed 4WD system, which can switch between 2WD and 4WD smoothly to meet the demands of different terrains, while also lowering the vehicle's overall energy consumption.

The BYD K12A is compatible with the global Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system, featuring an all-aluminum alloy body and BYD's core technologies of batteries, electric motors and electronic controls.

“Today, BYD once again uses its core technology, reliable products and innovative solutions to solve the two great urban ills of congestion and pollution,” said Stella Li, Senior Vice President of BYD. “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 K12A follows more of BYD's “fine traditions”, including its battery heat management system, energy regenerative system and smart integrated design. The bus is equipped with DC and AC charging ports that can be switched freely to meet customers' every need. One charge can last almost 300kms, and can therefore respond to the demands of a full day's operation.

“I'm confident that BYD's super-long pure electric buses are the future of BRT systems, and that the company's strength is a measure of China's solid industrial strength”, said Luis Carlos Moreno, CEO of Express, one of the BYD' s major clients in Colombia. “On this trip to Shenzhen, I've seen that the city's public buses are already 100% electrified, and I firmly believe that electrification is a future global trend.”

BYD first unveiled its public transportation electrification solution in 2010, soon taking the lead in the field of pure electric buses across China. The scheme has now been upgraded to one of China's national strategies. BYD's K9, the first pure electric bus in the world that boasts multiple certifications from authoritative European, US and Japanese agencies, began commercial operations in Shenzhen as early as in 2011.

BYD's pure electric buses are noted for their performance in energy-saving and environmental protection, features that the K12A is especially efficient in. Each bus saves the equivalent of 80 tons of CO2 emissions per year, and can save 360,000 liters of fuel throughout its lifecycle.

To date, BYD has delivered a total of more than 50,000 pure electric buses to its global partners. In particular, its pure electric buses (longer than 10-m) rank No.1 worldwide in terms of total sales, holding a dominant share in the pure electric bus market in the US, Latin America and Europe.


The Latest News, Brought To You By
BYD launches the longest pure electric bus
Modified on Thursday 11th April 2019
Find all articles related to:
BYD launches the longest pure electric bus
TaaS Technology Magazine
Info
Eurovia And Academy Of Robotics Agree Partner To Accelerate Autonomous Vehicle Development With “Kar-go”
DRiV Expands Ride Performance Presence On New Polestar 2 Electric Performance Fastback
Xpeng Motors Announces $400 Million Series C Capital Funding
Lucid Air Beta Prototype Body-Structure Constructed In-house At The Company’s Global Headquarters
ETAS And BlackBerry QNX Announce Cooperation For Software Platform Based On AUTOSAR Adaptive
LeddarTech Gets Recognised As A CES 2020 Innovation Award Honouree For The Leddar Pixell
Curiosity Lab And TUSA Partner To Foster Smart City And Intelligent Mobility Technology Innovation
Morris Commercial Unveils Its All-new, All-electric Morris JE Van
ZF And Danfoss Seal Strategic Partnership
BYD Receives Largest Battery-Electric Bus Order In US History
Eberspaecher Cooperates With Startup Autobahn
UCLA Health Center Receives All-electric Winnebago As A Zero-emission Mobile Surgical Instrument Lab
Volkswagen Breaks Ground On Expansion For EV Production In US
Hyundai Teases Plug-in Hybrid Electric SUV Concept Ahead Of 2019 AutoMobility LA
CBRE And SemaConnect Complete Largest EV Charging Installation In The US
Reservations Open For All-new Peugeot E-2008 SUV
Dresden-based KaSiLi To Make Better Batteries For EVs In Germany
Volkswagen And BASF Honour Battery Researcher Dr. Kimberly See
Volvo Buses Demonstrates Electric Autonomous Solution For Bus Depot
Tesla To Build Its European Gigafactory Near Berlin
Tesla’s Gigafactory In Germany To Create As Many As 10,000 Jobs
Rampini And Caetanobus Reach Commercial Agreement
Evergrande To Invest Around $6.3 Billion To Promote NEV Development
Tata Power-DDL Collaborates With Zoomcar To Run EV Fleet
Info
Info
×
Search the news archive

To close this popup you can press escape or click the close icon.
Logo
×
Logo
×
Register - Step 1

You may choose to subscribe to the TaaS Magazine, the TaaS Newsletter, or both. You may also request additional information if required, before submitting your application.


Please subscribe me to:

 

You chose the industry type of "Other"

Please enter the industry that you work in:
Please enter the industry that you work in:
 
X
Info
X
Info
{taasPodcastNotification}