Just weeks after the inauguration of Europe’s biggest electric bus fleet, Transport for London operator Go-Ahead has placed order for supply of 14 nos of BYD ADL Enviro 200 EV 10.8m buses to operate its 360 route. This is the first order BYD and ADL have won for the new 10.8m model.
The 360 route passes through some of the UK capital’s most prestigious areas, connecting South Kensington with Chelsea, Sloane Square and Vauxhall before terminating at the Elephant and Castle. The buses will be based at Go-Ahead’s Camberwell garage where BYD will install 14 of its own design charging posts.
The experience gained in electrifying routes 521 and 507 out of Waterloo was pivotal in deciding who to work with on route 360. Having the confidence that the BYD buses can operate on London’s streets and is capable of running a whole day without the need to recharge put this product to the front of what is becoming a very competitive market. The deliveries of these buses will be done in second half of 2017.