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BYD Bags 130 Battery-Electric K7M Bus Order from LADOT in US

Auto News - Published on Fri, 15 Nov 2019

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Chinese auto giant Build Your Dreams that the Los Angeles Department of Transportation ordered 130 of its battery electric K7M buses, the largest single order of battery electric buses to date in the United States. The buses will be built at BYD’s Coach & Bus factory in Lancaster in California. BYD’s zero emission buses not only meet but also exceed Federal Transit Administration Buy America requirements, incorporating more than 70% US content. BYD North America President Stella Li said that “We applauded LADOT for its bold leadership, ambition, and desire to improve the air quality for the City of Los Angeles. BYD buses will be an important component of the city’s efforts to meet its sustainability goals. We are proud to partner with an agency that shares our green dream.”

The project fits perfectly with the City of Los Angeles Green New Deal, a set of sustainability goals that includes converting the entire LADOT fleet to zero-emission buses by 2030. The City of Los Angeles has set a bold goal of converting every city vehicle to zero-emission technology by 2050. It is estimated the 130 buses will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 8,225 tonnes per year and by 98,700 tonnes over the buses’ 12-year life, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 81% compared to LADOT’s compressed natural gas buses.

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Posted By : Arun Huidrom on Fri, 15 Nov 2019
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