Australian airport ground transportation provider, Carbridge, has placed orders for 40 more pure electric buses from BYD. 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. 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 tons a year, reduce waste fluids and noise levels.
General Manager Asia Pacific Auto Sales Division, Liu Xueliang, said, ‘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.