The BYD ADL partnership has delivered a further batch of electric buses with nine 10.8m vehicles to Stagecoach South for its Guildford park-and-ride services. The Enviro e200s for Guildford are built to the BYD ADL provincial spec, as shown at Euro Bus Expo in November, and are single-door 36-seat models.
The order represents the first BYD/ADL buses for Stagecoach Group.
In Guildford the nine electric buses will operate between three car parks and a leisure centre and the town centre, operating six days a week at frequencies of between 10 and 15 minutes.
“We are delighted to support Stagecoach South and Surrey County Council in their introduction of clean, zero emission buses,” says Arthur Whiteside, ADL managing director for UK sales. “With passenger-centric interiors and excellent onboard amenities, they will further enhance the attractiveness of Guildford as a destination and place of employment in the regional economy.”
BYD UK country manager, Frank Thorpe, adds: “The entry into service of these vehicles means that our joint enterprise has now supplied advanced electric buses to the majority of the major bus operating groups in the UK and, as with all of our customers, we have been able to provide much more than the bus. Our knowhow has assisted in the provision of the necessary infrastructure, including BYD-built chargers.”