Tuesday 14th August 2018
By leveraging the stateâ€™s purchasing power, local governments and transit agencies can benefit from the convenience and competitive pricing of these pre-established contracts. Under the purchasing contract, entities can buy BYD:
Coaches â€“ the 23-foot C6M, the 35-foot C8M, the 40-foot C9M, and the 45-foot C10M;
Buses â€“ the 30-foot K7M, the 35-foot K9S, the 40-foot K9M, and the 60-foot K11M.
In addition, BYD has been successfully selected as one of the suppliers for the City of Atlantaâ€™s purchasing contract for electric vehicles, which includes battery-electric heavy duty trucks, support/taxi fleet vehicles, and buses.
Departments from the City of Atlanta will be able to purchase from this contract, which will ensure competitive pricing and quicker deployment of the zero-emission battery-electric vehicles. Furthermore, outside agencies will be able to purchase vehicles under a co-operative agreement with the City. Vehicles in this agreement include the following:
Buses â€“ 30-foot K7M, 35-foot K9S, 40-foot K9M, 60-foot K11M;
Coaches â€“ 23-foot C6M, 35-foot C8M, 40-foot C9M;
Trucks/Vans â€“ 5F (Class 5), 6F (Class 6), 6D (Class 6) Step Van;
Support and Taxi Fleet â€“ e6 Five-Door Sedan
BYDâ€™s medium and heavy duty all-electric vehicles will help Atlanta achieve its goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 20% from 2009 levels by 2020 and by 40% by 2030.
â€œBYD is excited to be working with customers in Georgia and we look forward to growing our presence in the state and improving the air quality for Georgians, â€œstated Bobby Hill, Vice President of North America, BYD Coach and Bus.
BYD North America also recently announced its joint venture with Generate Capital, Inc., a leading financier, owner, and operator of distributed infrastructure, to launch the first electric bus leasing program of its kind in the United States. The first electric bus manufacturer with a unionized workforce, BYDâ€™s cutting-edge facility in Lancaster, California, includes more than 800 highly-skilled workers.