BYD Motors, an American Manufacturer of battery-electric transit buses, will roll out one of its new extraordinary electric buses in Long Beach, CA, on December 3, 2014 for an exclusive tour with press and invited local guests.
The 60-foot articulated electric bus can carry 120 passengers and will be driven from BYD's factory in Lancaster, CA where it was designed and built to Long Beach for a tour around town, and end with a reception showcasing BYD's zero-emissions, all-electric cars and buses. This all-electric bus can go over 170 miles on a single charge (complete in 2 to 3 hours overnight).
BYD is set to deliver the first five of LA METRO's 25 40-foot, 100% Battery Electric transit buses in early January 2015. "METRO is proving that they are one of the nation's leaders in clean public transportation," states BYD America Vice President Micheal Austin. In addition, BYD has also deployed 13 of its 40-foot electric buses for Stanford University's campus shuttle routes.
While each BYD electric bus eliminates the equivalent emissions of 33 gasoline cars every day -- equivalent to the carbon-dioxide absorbed by 2.77 trees each, Los Angeles METRO will immediately see yearly fuel and maintenance savings of $35,000.00 per bus.