A fourth London bus route has turned all-electric, thanks to a partnership between BYD and ADL, Go Ahead London and Transport for London.
11 of the 10.8 metre BYD ADL Enviro200EV single decker began servicing route 153 at 5 am on Saturday 3rd February, based out of the Northumberland Park Garage in Tottenham and travelling between Finsbury Park and Moorgate in the City of London. BYD also supplied the depot with its self-designed and manufactured charging points.
The Enviro200EV buses have already provided safe and efficient service on three other routes operated by Go Ahead London, with other routes and operators to receive fleets of BYD ADL electric buses in the future following tender wins by the partnership.
“We are delighted to make another significant step in the electrification of London’s bus routes and to be in the vanguard of the transformation. At Go-Ahead we have developed considerable practical knowledge of electric bus operation, gained over six years, and are well positioned to contribute further to the improvement of the capital’s air quality”, said Richard Harrington, Go-Ahead Group’s Engineering Director.
“The smooth switch on of our electric buses to operate another intensive London route is a testament to the strength of our overall offering – not just the proven and reliable buses themselves but of the back up and support of our partners in planning and installing the necessary equipment to make electric bus operation successful from day one”, said Frank Thorpe, UK Country Manager for BYD UK, speaking on behalf of the ADL BYD partnership.