Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD UK supplied 12 British built electric double deck buses to bus operator Xplore Dundee.
Built locally in Scotland at ADL’s factory in Falkirk utilising BYD’s pioneering expertise in batteries and integrated powertrain technology, the dozen BYD ADL Enviro400EV are Dundee’s first zero emission buses. Once driver training is complete early in the new year, they will run on Xplore’s service 28, serving the Dundee’s Lochee Road which is the fourth most polluted street in Scotland. Their introduction will further improve local air quality in a city that is at the forefront of the electric vehicle revolution with a council-owned fleet of more than 150 EVs and which is gaining recognition worldwide for its ambition and vision.
All the pure-electric buses benefit from BYD Iron-Phosphate Batteries, an advanced battery technology that delivers a driving range of up to 160 miles on a single charge, making them a practical and efficient choice for busy operators such as Xplore Dundee.
Their deployment in Dundee comes shortly after the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference, also held in Scotland, where similar BYD ADL electric buses played prominent roles in the transport of delegates as well as state leaders, demonstrating that electric buses are an essential part of the solution to the climate emergency.