BYD Mexico has delivered 20 electric buses to Mexico City Metrobús as part of an order for 55 100% electric buses.
This marks the largest electric bus fleet delivered in a single shipment in Mexico to date.
The new buses feature a battery capacity of 300 kWh, which provides a range of 200 kilometres on a single charge. They can then be fully recharged in as little as three hours.
“Zero-emission, sustainable solutions for transportation operations are essential. Since 2018, we have been working on transportation technology reforms, and this partnership with BYD is an important expression of the transition to electrification of Mexico’s public transportation system.”
The units will enter service on Mexico City’s Line 4 to help reduce transport emissions in the city. This route is 35 kilometres long, with 40 stations.
Once all 55 BYD electric buses are in operation, they are expected to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 5,845 tonnes each year compared to diesel vehicles.
The BYD electric buses are 15 meters long and have low floors to make it easy for passengers to board and alight. They each have a maximum capacity to carry 130 passengers.
To enhance safety, the vehicles are also equipped with communication systems connected to the Metrobús control centre.
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