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Date: August 8, 2023
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BYD and Alexander Dennis Deliver 1,500th Electric Bus to Go Ahead London

Both companies are set to deliver a total of 299 electric buses to the operator throughout 2023. BYD provides battery technology while Alexander Dennis contributes design expertise.
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BYD-Alexander Dennis partnership will deliver a total of 299 vehicles to Go Ahead London in 2023.

The partnership between BYD and Alexander Dennis has reached a significant milestone with the delivery of the 1,500th electric bus to Go Ahead London.

This achievement represents a significant stride toward reducing carbon emissions in urban areas.

In this regard, BYD Europe posts on LinkedIn:

“Through the combination of BYD’s advanced battery technology and Alexander Dennis’s design expertise, we have paved the way for the adoption of battery electric buses across the UK and beyond.”

“We would like to extend a special thanks to Go-Ahead London for their unwavering commitment to zero-emission fleets and cleaner air in the city. Their visionary leadership sets an inspiring example for sustainable public transportation.”

It is anticipated that the BYD-Alexander Dennis partnership will deliver a total of 299 vehicles to the operator in 2023.

In total, the delivery aims to include 169 two-story BYD-Alexander Dennis Enviro400EV buses and 130 single-story BYD-Alexander Dennis Enviro200EV buses by the end of 2023.

All two-story buses will be 10.8 meters long, while the single-story buses will be constructed in three different lengths of 9.6 meters, 10.2 meters, and 10.9 meters to accommodate various route profiles and passenger volumes.

The partnership has already supplied more than two-thirds of all zero-emission buses for Transport for London routes.

This order is a result of Go-Ahead London securing contracts for bus routes tendered by Transport for London, which is transitioning to a zero-emission bus fleet by 2034.

Equipped with BYD’s iron-phosphate battery technology and Alexander Dennis’s quality bodywork, the buses will contribute to Go-Ahead London’s goal of introducing around 300 zero-emission vehicles this year.

Go-Ahead London Engineering Director, Richard Harrington, said:

“As the capital’s largest, and most experienced electric bus company, we are in the process of introducing around 300 zero-emission vehicles this year. This pace of innovation would not be possible without dependable industry partners like BYD and Alexander Dennis, who are building these new buses to our exacting specification. This now includes an eye-catching new interior with high-backed seats and additional amenities, which is proving very popular with the travelling public.”

BYD UK Managing Director, Frank Thorpe, said:

“We are very pleased to support Go-Ahead London once again with another significant electric bus order, as it continues to expand its zero-emission fleets. It underlines how effectively BYD–Alexander Dennis buses are providing an efficient and reliable solution for operators seeking to introduce more eco-friendly bus services. BYD is dedicated to developing innovative and effective EV technology for a more sustainable future and to see how operators, such as Go-Ahead, are embracing ‘electric’ is making the ‘green dream’ come alive.”

Alexander Dennis President & Managing Director, Paul Davies, said:

“We’re delighted that the largest single operator of electric buses in the UK has again chosen the BYD–Alexander Dennis partnership. This takes the number of our zero-emission buses in the Go-Ahead London fleet to well over 500, representing a stunning vote of confidence in these reliable, cost-effective buses. We look forward to continuing to develop our relationship with Go-Ahead London and supporting the further electrification of its fleet.”

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