by Tiana May
17 Nov 2022
BYD has delivered its third K9MD battery-electric bus to the San Francisco Municipal Transit Association (SFMTA), completing an order for three units.
The buses will operate as part of SFMTA’s battery-electric bus pilot programme, for which it has ordered 12 vehicles. This includes three from each of BYD, New Flyer, Proterra and Nova Bus.
These units are being tested on SFMTA’s most challenging routes, and data is being gathered on how the battery electric vehicles respond to San Francisco’s hilly terrain.
“SFMTA is proud to be a leader in addressing the climate crisis. We’re committed to embracing the greenest fleet possible and getting people out of private vehicles and into more sustainable modes of transportation.”
The BYD K9MD vehicles that will operate in San Francisco can each seat up to 42 passengers and include 2 wheelchair positions.
The buses were built in BYD’s manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California.
“BYD is proud to work with SFMTA. Muni has shown time and time again that the city is a leader in providing safe and sustainable transportation. San Francisco has always set a wonderful example for the importance of public transportation, and we couldn’t be happier to support a program that’s striving towards 100% electrification.”
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