BYD–Alexander Dennis Partnership Delivers Its 1,500th Electric Bus

BYD UK and Alexander Dennis have announced that their partnership has handed over its 1,500th electric bus under an order for Go-Ahead London.

The BYD–Alexander Dennis Enviro200EV is one of nearly 300 units being delivered to Go-Ahead London in 2023.

It has been allocated to Merton Garage and operates on Transport for London routes 163 and 164 with fleet number SEe199.

The BYD–Alexander Dennis Enviro200EV delivered to Go-Ahead London
The BYD–Alexander Dennis Enviro200EV delivered to Go-Ahead London
BYD UK Managing Director, Frank Thorpe, said:

“This is a significant handover for all involved and Go-Ahead London is to be applauded for its commitment to electric bus fleets, setting an excellent precedent for eco-friendly public bus services. Climate change is upon us, and Go-Ahead London is showing customers that it is taking proactive steps to address this. The delivery of 1500 electric buses clearly reflects the benefits of zero-emission electric bus operations, and the role they play in reducing carbon pollution in our towns and cities.”

With a total of 577 Enviro200EV single-deckers and Enviro400EV double-deckers delivered or ordered, Go-Ahead London is the partnership’s largest single customer.

Neil Gladstone (National Account Manager for London, Alexander Dennis), Richard Harrington (Engineering Director, The Go-Ahead Group), David Cutts (Managing Director, Go-Ahead London) and Frank Thorpe (Managing Director, BYD UK) celebrate the 1500th BYD–Alexander Dennis electric bus

The operator has worked with BYD and Alexander Dennis since 2016, when it took delivery of 51 Enviro200EV buses for its Waterloo site, which was the first bus depot in Europe to fully transition to electric operation.

Alexander Dennis’s National Account Manager for London, Neil Gladstone, said:

“It is testament to the success of our innovative partnership with BYD that we are now handing over the 1,500th electric bus. This milestone would not have been possible without the commitment from operators such as Go-Ahead London. Richard Harrington and his team have consistently led the industry by showing what is possible, from the first electric bus depot through opportunity charging to the current fast pace of zero-emission bus rollout.”

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