Transdev trialling BYD ADL electric bus
Transdev is trialling a BYD ADL Enviro200EV on one of its most popular bus routes.
The bus is being tested on subsidiary The Harrogate Bus Company’s route 1 linking Harrogate and Knaresborough.
Since 2018, the operator already has eight opportunity-charged electric buses running in Harrogate. At the time of their introduction, the company was the only operator in Yorkshire to win funding of £2.25 million from the Government to create Britain’s first Low Emission Bus Town.
Transdev CEO, Alex Hornby, said: “This exciting, seven-day trial sees us running a British-built single-deck bus, manufactured by Alexander Dennis in partnership with the Chinese firm BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries and new energy vehicles. The design combines the best in British bus manufacturing skills with the very latest world-class battery technology.
“We continue to look to the long-term future for our company and our industry, strong in the belief that our buses will play a vitally important role in boosting the wider economy in Harrogate, Yorkshire and the north of England for decades to come.”