US: Annapolis Orders 2 BYD K7M Electric Buses

The city of Annapolis, Maryland has purchased two BYD battery-electric K7M buses.

These will be the first electric buses to enter the city’s transit fleet.

Annapolis Electric Buses

All Annapolis Transit vehicles are operated by the Annapolis Department of Transportation, which aims to enhance local air quality through the gradual electrification of its fleet.

Mayor Gavin Buckley said:

“We all have to make changes in our lives and routines to become less reliant on energy sources that contribute to climate change and sea level rise. Migrating our transit fleet from fossil fuels to electric is a step the City of Annapolis can take. We are very happy to be moving forward with this acquisition.”

The BYD K7M model can seat up to 22 passengers and has the option for two ADA compliant wheelchair positions.

The ordered vehicles will be built in BYD’s manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California.

BYD Senior Vice President Patrick Duan said:

“BYD is proud to join Annapolis as it starts down the path toward electrification. Annapolis is such a beautiful city, full of rich history and it’s an honour to be a part of its journey toward a greener, cleaner future.”

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