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Australia Turns to Electric Bus to Cut Emissions

| August 30, 2017

Electric Bus

Australia is going on the offense when it comes to cutting pollution with the debut of a pure electric bus in commercial operation in the capital, Canberra.

By way of background, a leader oinrechargeable batteries, BYD, known for providing electric vehicles to more than 200 cities across 50 countries and regions, is facilitating sustainable development in Australia.

Canberra, which is located in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), utilizes the BYD electric bus to help combat the issues associated with an increasing population, traffic congestion and environmental pollutants.

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

In June 2017, BYD was formally selected as a supplier of electric buses for shuttling passengers between the airport’s domestic and international terminals.

The first batch BYD K9 pure electric buses were delivered to Sydney Airport, and have been in operation since last August. The bus, that is powered with BYD’s self-developed lithium iron phosphate battery features an impressive driving range of 155miles (or 250 km) on a single charge under normal urban road conditions.

The airport ground transportation provider added another 40 electric buses this past January, setting a new record in Australia for electric bus operation.

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