Go-Ahead London has announced it is adding a further 299 BYD–Alexander Dennis battery-electric buses to its fleet by the end of 2023.
In total, 169 BYD–Alexander Dennis Enviro400EV double deckers and 130 BYD–Alexander Dennis Enviro200EV single deckers are expected to be supplied by the end of this year, with deliveries already under way.
All the double deckers will be 10.8m long, while the single deckers will be built to three different lengths of 9.6m, 10.2m and 10.9m to suit different route profiles and passenger volumes.
The buses include BYD’s iron-phosphate battery technology.
This new order follows Go-Ahead London’s success in winning contracts for bus routes tendered by Transport for London.
It will take the total number of BYD–Alexander Dennis electric buses in the Go-Ahead London fleet to 577, confirming the company as the largest operator of the partnership’s clean buses.
More than two thirds of all zero-emission buses currently in service or on order for Transport for London routes have been supplied by the BYD–Alexander Dennis partnership.
TfL’s vision is to accelerate the delivery of an entirely zero-emission bus fleet by 2030.
Richard Harrington, Go-Ahead London Engineering Director, 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.”