Carbridge's electric bus order

Sydney Airport transport provider Carbridge has placed orders for 40 more pure electric buses from BYD

Carbridge's electric bus order
There are six BYD Electric Blu buses currently in operation at Sydney Airport and another 40 have now been ordered

The contract was signed at the end of January, three months after the first BYD Electric Blu bus made its commercial debut at Sydney Airport.

BYD Asia Pacific auto sales division general manager Liu Xueliang says the organsation is proud to be supplying electric buses to Carbridge for use at Sydney Airport.

"We are the first Chinese company to crack Australia’s electric bus market, having come a long way since the trial of our electric buses at the country’s busiest airport in Sydney in late 2014," he says.

"This additional order from a large transport provider like Carbridge is testimony to our quality service and state of the art technology."

The Electric Blu bus has a carrying capacity of 70 passengers, features purpose-designed luggage storage racks and has a range of 400km on a single charge.

The fleet of six currently in operation at Sydney Airport is also estimated to lower carbon emissions by 160,000 kilograms a year, reduce waste fluids and noise levels.

The Electric Blu is part of an extensive range of BYD products currently available in the Australian market, one of 15 in the Asia Pacific region.


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