BYD showed the largest double-decker long-distance electric bus

BYD showed the largest double-decker long-distance electric bus

February 17, 2020 0 By autotimesnews

Chinese auto giant BYD has launched the world’s most spacious 77-seat fully electric passenger bus to date. Reliable iron-phosphate batteries provide 370 km of range and safety in the most extreme conditions.

The C10MS electric bus is unveiled at United Motorcoach Assocation in Nashville, Tennessee’s capital. The developer – a large Chinese company BYD – is ready to begin supplying the machine to the US market, writes BI.

As for the C10MS, this is the most capacious passenger electric bus, which can be used both as urban public transport and for intercity travel. It is designed for 77 seats. There are two places for wheelchairs.

The bus is almost 14 meters long, 2.6 meters wide and 4 meters high. It has a speed of up to 100 km / h, and the charge is enough for 370 km. Turning radius less than 15 meters. As an energy source, iron-phosphate batteries are used, “safe in the most extreme conditions”, promise in BYD.

Founded in 1995, BYD is the largest electric vehicle manufacturer in China and the world. Among its products there are ordinary, single-decker buses, trucks, garbage trucks, forklifts, taxis and funiculars.

Byd’s achievements include the shift from fossil fuels to electricity. Statistics published in 2019 indicate that the company was the first among traditional car manufacturers to switch to clean fuel. And already sells more electric cars than cars on gasoline and diesel.