BYD UK and Alexander Dennis jointly have officially handed over their 1,500th electric bus, an Enviro200EV to Go-Ahead London.
The e-bus is one of nearly 300 joining Go-Ahead London this year for routes in the UK capital.
Allocated to Merton Garage with fleet number SEe199, it has been in service on Transport for London routes 163 and 164 since May.
Go-Ahead has worked with BYD – a Chinese supplier of batteries, energy management and electric mobility solutions – and Scottish bus and coach manufacturer Alexander Dennis since 2016, when it took delivery of 51 Enviro200EVs for its Waterloo site, which was the first bus depot in Europe to be fully converted to electric operation.
David Cutts, Go-Ahead London managing director, said: “The BYD–Alexander Dennis buses at Waterloo quickly demonstrated zero emission was viable for the capital and immediately proved popular with passengers, drivers and engineers.
“It is fitting that the 1,500th BYD-Alexander Dennis electric bus was delivered to us and is providing clean public transport for users in the Morden, Raynes Park, Sutton and Wimbledon areas on routes 163 and 164.”
With a total of 577 Enviro200EV single-deckers and Enviro400EV double-deckers delivered or on order – representing around a quarter of its overall bus fleet, Go-Ahead London is the partnership’s largest single customer.
Innovations and achievements such as this will highlighted and celebrated at the second annual CiTTi Awards, which takes place at the De Vere Grand Connaught Rooms in London on 21 November 2023. Entries are now open and close on August 21. For more information, please visit www.cittiawards.co.uk