Go-Ahead London has secured another order for 141 battery-electric buses, totaling 299 vehicles to be delivered in 2023, from an electric vehicle partnership of NFI Group's subsidiary Alexander Dennis and BYD UK.
Bus operator Go-Ahead London has ordered 141 battery-electric vehicles among its fleet request for this year.
The battery-electric bus order is with an EV partnership of NFI Group subsidiary Alexander Dennis and BYD UK. Those are among a total order of 299 vehicles to be delivered this year.
“We are in the process of introducing around 300 zero-emission vehicles this year," said Go-Ahead London Engineering Director, Richard Harrington. "This pace of innovation would not be possible without dependable industry partners like BYD and Alexander Dennis, who are building these new buses to our exacting specification. This now includes new interior with high-backed seats and additional amenities, which is proving very popular with the traveling public.”
The total includes 169 BYD–Alexander Dennis Enviro400EV double deckers and 130 BYD–Alexander Dennis Enviro200EV single deckers are expected to be supplied by the end of 2023. While the double deckers will be 10.8-meter long, the single deckers will be of 9.6 meter, 10.2 meter and 10.9 meter to suit different route profiles and passenger volumes.
The buses combine BYD’s Iron-Phosphate Battery technology and innovation in highly integrated electric powertrains developed for safety, efficiency and reliability, with the quality bodywork and assembly of Alexander Dennis. The total number of BYD–Alexander Dennis electric buses in the Go-Ahead London fleet will reach 577 with the order.
The order follows Go-Ahead London’s success in winning contracts for bus routes tendered by Transport for London, which aims to accelerate the delivery of zero-emission bus fleet by 2030. The BYD–Alexander Dennis partnership supplies more than two thirds of all zero-emission buses currently in service or on order for Transport for London routes.