China’s BYD launches world’s longest, all-electric bus
GUANGZHOU - China's leading carmaker, BYD, launched the world's longest pure electric bus in Shenzhen on Monday, as a precursor to providing comprehensive e-bus production lines in overseas markets.
China Daily reported that BYD's new K12A is 27 metres long, triple that of a regular bus, has a passenger capacity of 250 and a maximum speed of 70 km per hour. It is also compatible with the global Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.
BYD says the bus can run almost 300 km with one charge - enough for a full day's operation. www.webershandwick.cn (ATI).