Aug 31

BYD’s Electric Bus Starts Service in the Australian Capital

Renewable energy technology company BYD’s 12-meter K9 pure electric bus starts service Canberra, the capital city of Australia, following its success in Sydney and Brisbane.

BYD’s K9 pure electric bus into commercial operation in Canberra

Canberra, which is located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), is well-known across the world as the “Garden of Oceania.” However, with its ever-increasing population and traffic congestion, environmental pollution has become a concern for the residents of this urban oasis.

ACT Transport Minister Meegan Fitzharris interviewed in front of BYD pure electric bus 

“Approximately 25 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the ACT come from vehicles. Electric vehicles will undoubtedly be the most effective solution for curbingenvironmental pollution,” said Meegan Fitzharris, ACT Transport and City Services Minister.

BYD pure electric bus demonstrates climbing capability


The BYD K9 electric bus is powered with BYD’s self-developed lithium iron phosphate battery, featuring the longest driving range of 250 km on a single charge under normal urban road conditions.

BYD delivered its first batch of pure electric buses to Sydney Airport, which put them into operation last August. The airport ground transportation provider added another 40 electric buses this past January, setting a new record in Australia for electric bus operation. In June 2017, Brisbane selected BYD as a supplier of electric buses as a shuttle service between the airport’s domestic and international terminals.

BYD has a considerable presence in more than 20 Asia-Pacific countries and regions, including Japan, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, India, Korea, Australia, and New Zealand. At present, BYD’s electric vehicles have a footprint in more than 200 cities across 50 countries and regions.


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