BYD Motors has introduced its Lancaster model all-electric transit bus: a 60-foot articulated unit named after the California city in which the vehicle is manufactured.
The bus was designed specifically for the rapid transit fleet market, with the capability of traveling about 170 miles on a single charge, fully loaded with up to 120 passengers. The company uses its proprietary iron-phosphate batteries in the bus, offering a recharge rate of two to four hours.
‘These buses run entirely off battery power, lasting up to 24 hours on a single charge,’ explains Brendan Riley, vice president of fleet sales for BYD Motors.
BYD established its headquarters in downtown Los Angeles in October 2011.