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BYD–Alexander Dennis partnership delivers 1,500th electric bus

The partnership between BYD UK and Alexander Dennis has handed over its 1,500th electric bus, a BYD–Alexander Dennis Enviro200EV for Go-Ahead London.

The 1,500th BYD–Alexander Dennis electric bus is one of nearly 300 joining Go-Ahead London this year for routes in the UK capital.

It was handed over to Go-Ahead London’s managing team by representatives of BYD and Alexander Dennis in a small celebration at the depot.

Go-Ahead is London’s largest bus company and has worked closely with BYD and Alexander Dennis since 2016, when it took delivery of 51 Enviro200EV for its Waterloo site, which was the first bus depot in Europe to be fully converted to electric operation.

With a total of 577 Enviro200EV single deckers and Enviro400EV double deckers delivered or on order, Go-Ahead London is the partnership’s largest single customer.

The single deck Enviro200EV is available in a choice of four lengths ranging from 9.6m to 12m, while the double deck Enviro400EV is available in two versions at 10.3m and 10.8m.

They have found favour with operators large and small in a variety of operating environments ranging from busy city services to rural routes and staff shuttles.

BYD–Alexander Dennis electric buses have also been sold to Ireland and New Zealand.