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Dennis and BYD clock up century of EV double decker sales

24 July 2019 #Bus and Coach #News #TNB News

A partnership between Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD Europe has now clocked up 100 full electric double decker bus sales.

ADL is a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (NFI), one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers and BYD is a world leader in batteries and electric buses.

The pair reached the landmark as National Express placed an order for 19 Enviro400EV models for its West Midlands bus operation in Birmingham.

“This is a notable achievement by the BYD ADL team in the UK, underlining the strength and depth of the partnership,” said Arthur Whiteside, managing director, UK sales at ADL.

“We have achieved significant market penetration in just three years, while the uptake for the Enviro400EV has been extremely encouraging since we started production in February.

“The move to electrification is well underway and we’re pleased to be leading the charge.”

Frank Thorpe, managing director at BYD (UK), added, “We see the demand for full electric mobility only increasing and for two good reasons – public demand and fleet productivity.

“An increasingly well-educated public is calling for a sustainable future and zero-emissions public transport can play a key role in helping people switch to an energy-saving mindset.

“Pure electric operation is having a truly dramatic impact on air quality in our towns and cities, and that’s good news for everyone.”

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