ENERGIA LIMPIA XXI. Earlier this year, BYD proudly launched the world’s largest pure electric double-decker bus fleet in northwest China’s Xi’an. The fleet of 200 K8S double-deckers will provide citizens of this ancient city with more environmentally friendly travel and help Xi’an, a key hub of China’s “Belt & Road Initiative”, showcase its unique blend of ancient and modern.
Energía Limpia XXI reported that the fleet will be put into operation on six lines in the city around the Chinese Spring Festival, among which 100 have begun running on Lines 284, 608 and 609 on January 30, and the remaining 100 buses will service Lines 19, 25 and 603 after the festival.
The buses offer a broad field of vision, using low floors with single-step access as well as front and rear swinging doors. The lower deck is more than 1.9m high, providing ample space for standing, while the upper deck is over 1.7 meters in height, making walking comfortable and convenient. In addition, they come fitted with a wheelchair area and boarding/debarkation ramps, offering maximum accessibility to passengers with all kinds of needs.
The buses feature BYD’s independently developed batteries, motor, electronic control and wheel drive technology. They also boast significantly improved driving safety and operations throughout their entire life cycle, thanks to a steering delay function, smart key system and other leading technologies.
BYD has important presence in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia a region that is increasing the use of electric buses.