BYD and Alexander Dennis are upgrading the BYD ADL Enviro200EV with ADL’s new electric bus heating system and optimised vehicle layouts.
The BYD ADL partnership has led the market for electric buses in the United Kingdom since it was formed in 2015, and the partnership will upgrade the Enviro200EV single-deck with a new vehicle length of 10.9m replacing the current 10.8m model, and an 11.6m which provides two extra seats over the current 12m model, which it replaces.
The buses will include ADL’s new all-electric heating system for electric buses. The heat pump solution has been developed to transfer atmospheric heat to the vehicle. Designed to run efficiently in low ambient temperatures, it can also be used in reverse, to cool the vehicle during warmer weather. The high efficiency of the system enables additional operational range, according to ADL.
The upgrade brings the buses in line with the shorter, 10.2m and 9.6m versions of the BYD ADL Enviro200EV as well as the double-deck BYD ADL Enviro400EV, all of which have been introduced to the market in 2019.
Orders for the upgraded models have been taken from operators in the United Kingdom and New Zealand, taking the total number of BYD ADL electric buses delivered or on order to 412.
“Our partnership continues to go from strength to strength as bus operators choose reliability and best-in-class support,” says Colin Robertson, ADL chief executive. “With this upgrade to the BYD ADL Enviro200EV single-decker, we are building even more strongly on ADL’s unrivalled experience in designing buses that maximise efficiency, capacity and passenger comfort.”