Five electric double-decker buses delivered to Leeds

Five electric double-decker buses delivered to Leeds

Manufacturing alliance Alexander Dennis Limited and BYD has delivered five BYD-ADL Enviro400EV electric double-decker buses to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and bus operator First Bus – for the new Stourton Park&Ride service in Leeds.

The BYD ADL electric double-decker buses will now shuttle traffic between the P&R car park and the city centre. The vehicles are each 10.8 metres long and have 69 seats. BYD-ADL puts their range at up to 160 miles.

The new zero-emission double-deckers will depart Stourton every ten minutes to take users of the Park & Ride service from the site on the M621 motorway into Leeds city centre. This will take them less than 15 minutes.

The Stourton site is the first solar-powered Park&Ride car park in the UK, according to a statement from BYD. The facility has 45 solar panels and an innovative battery storage system. The energy generated on site will be used, among other things, for 30 charging points installed at the car parks.

Elsewhere, BYD has also reported that it has delivered its first electric buses to the Italian city of Ancona, where the two electric midi buses with a length of 8.7 metres will be operated by the local transport company Conerobus.

Olly Goodall

Author:Olly Goodall
Date Updated:27th Sep 2021

Related news