China firm debuts Europe's largest all-electric bus fleet in London
CHINESE automotive manufacturer BYD officially launched 51 single-decker electric buses in the British capital on Friday, which it said would be Europe's biggest all-electric bus fleet, saving London 700 metric tonnes of carbon-dioxide emissions a year.
The new fleet was launched after BYD's initial supply of two electric buses
to London three years ago proved a success in reliability and consistency in running
a 16-hour shift without
a recharge being necessary.
London's deputy mayor Val Shawcross, who looks after the city's transport, attended the launch ceremony.
The 51 buses will be operated by London bus operator Go Ahead from its Waterloo garage, servicing two Transport For London routes - 507, which connects Waterloo with Victoria, and 521, linking Waterloo and London Bridge.
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