NZ ADL-BYD E-BUSES AMASS 1 MILLION ZERO-EMISSION KMS
NEW FLYER subsidiary Alexander Dennis’ New Zealand-running electric buses – using BYD e-chassis – have completed more than 1 million kilometres of zero-emission operation, saving 1,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions in doing so, ADL confirms recently.
The manufacturer has supplied 18 ADL-BYD based Enviro200EV electric buses to transport authorities and operators in New Zealand to date, with more on order as the country prepares to fully decarbonise its public transport bus fleet by 2035, it states.
The biggest carbon reduction has been achieved by the fleet of initially six, later eight, electric buses operated by Fullers360 on Auckland Transport services in Waiheke Island, which have prevented the emission of 300 tonnes of CO2 in just eight months, ADL confirms.
NZ Bus saved 290 tonnes with five buses in Tauranga and Ritchies 270 tonnes with three buses in Christchurch, while the two trial buses that Auckland Transport has been using in the central business district have cut out 140 tonnes of CO2 emissions since their launch in 2018, the company explains.
ADL recently announced it will assemble zero-emission buses locally in NZ, renewing a partnership with local manufacturer Kiwi Bus Builders, it confirms.
The company’s electric buses for New Zealand are part of the BYD-chassis Enviro200EV-bodied range using latest BYD iron phosphate battery and driveline technology, ADL states.
ADL general manager for New Zealand, Tony Moore, said: "Although our fleet of electric buses is small by international standards, as we approach World Environment Day it is heartening to see their contribution to tackling the global challenge of climate change."
"Their continued impact will be further amplified as we deliver more and more electric buses here in New Zealand, working closely with our partners Kiwi Bus Builders and BYD Australia."
Leveraging 450 years of combined experience, NFI is leading the electrification of mass mobility around the world, it states.
With zero-emission buses and coaches, infrastructure and technology, NFI meets today’s urban demands for scalable smart mobility solutions, it says.
Together, NFI is enabling more liveable cities through connected, clean, and sustainable transportation, it clarifies.
With 8,000 team members in 10 countries, NFI is a leading global bus manufacturer of mass mobility solutions under the brands New Flyer (heavy-duty transit buses), MCI (motor coaches), Alexander Dennis Limited (single and double-deck buses), Plaxton (motor coaches), ARBOC (low-floor cutaway and medium-duty buses), and NFI Parts, it states.
NFI currently offers the widest range of sustainable drive systems available, including zero-emission electric (trolley, battery, and fuel cell), natural gas, electric hybrid, and clean diesel. In total, NFI supports its installed base of more than 105,000 buses and coaches around the world, it adds.
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