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Go-Ahead London: nearly 300 electric buses for fleet

13 July 2023 #Bus and Coach

Go-Ahead London is to add another 299 BYD–Alexander Dennis battery-electric buses to its fleet by the end of 2023 as it looks to accelerate the delivery of an entirely zero-emission bus fleet by 2030.

A total of 169 BYD–Alexander Dennis Enviro400EV double deckers and 130 BYD–Alexander Dennis Enviro200EV single deckers are expected to be supplied by the end of this year, with deliveries already under way.

All the double deckers will be 10.8m long, while the single deckers will be built to three different lengths of 9.6m, 10.2m and 10.9m to suit different route profiles and passenger volumes.

The buses include BYD’s iron-phosphate battery technology.

This new order follows Go-Ahead London’s success in winning contracts for bus routes tendered by Transport for London.

It will take the total number of BYD–Alexander Dennis electric buses in the Go-Ahead London fleet to 577, confirming the company as the largest operator of the partnership’s clean buses.

More than two thirds of all zero-emission buses currently in service or on order for Transport for London routes have been supplied by the BYD–Alexander Dennis partnership.

Paul Davies, Alexander Dennis President & Managing Director, said: “We’re delighted that the largest single operator of electric buses in the UK has again chosen the BYD–Alexander Dennis partnership.

“This takes the number of our zero-emission buses in the Go-Ahead London fleet to well over 500, representing a stunning vote of confidence in these reliable, cost-effective buses.

“We look forward to continuing to develop our relationship with Go-Ahead London and supporting the further electrification of its fleet.”

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