‘The world’s longest pure electric bus’
Chinese manufacturer BYD, headquartered in Shenzhen, has launched the a 27-meter long bus that it claims to be “the world’s longest pure electric bus.”
The K12A bus has a passenger capacity of 250 people and can reach a maximum speed of 70 km/h. It has a range of almost 300 kilometres on a single full charge. The new bus is the first electric bus in the world with a 4WD system that can “switch between 2WD and 4WD smoothly to meet the demands of different terrains, while also lowering the vehicle’s overall energy consumption.”
Electrek reports that the bus has been developed to cater for the needs of Colombia’s TransMilenio bus rapid transit system, along with other world BRT systems.
Electric buses are becoming increasingly popular among public transportation companies across the world. Several major cities in the world have already pledged to buy only all-electric buses by 2025. China operates about 99 percent of all electric buses in the world.
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