BYD recently announced that put 4 BYD J6 electric buses in Japan’s first all-electric public transit loop in Kyoto, into service.
The three companies involved, BYD Japan Co., Ltd, Keihan Bus Co., Ltd, and Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., reached a tripartite deal in Kyodo this February. Future, Keihan Bus, and Kansai Electric Power plan to conduct a five-year demonstration operation with the first batch of four BYD J6 buses on Kyoto’s famous sightseeing bus line (Kyoto Station – Shichijo Keihan-mae – Umekoji – Hotel Emion Kyoto).
The loop line connects the JR Kyoto Station, Shichijo Keihan-mae, and Umekoji, surrounded by key tourist attractions such as the Kyoto Railway Museum and Kyoto Aquarium. The bus line increases the convenience for residents and visitors, which has been widely acclaimed since it was put into service.
The J6 electric bus made by BYD can carry up to 29 people and achieve fast charging within 3 hours for a range up to over 150 km. These electric buses can also serve as emergency power supplies if required in any irresistible disaster.