NFI Announces Additional Order From Go-Ahead London For 141 Electric Buses Involving The BYD-Alexander Dennis Partnership
NFI Group Inc. (NFI), an independent bus and coach manufacturer, its subsidiary Alexander Dennis Limited (Alexander Dennis), and BYD UK jointly announced recently that their electric vehicle partnership has taken a repeat order from Go-Ahead London. The order is for a further 141 battery-electric buses, increasing the total to be delivered in 2023 to the operator to 299 vehicles.
This new order follows Go-Ahead London’s success in winning contracts for bus routes tendered by Transport for London, which is focusing on a vision to accelerate the delivery of an entirely zero-emission bus fleet by 2030, a target that requires continued government investment.
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 2023, 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.
“All the electric buses on order will benefit from the collective expertise of BYD and Alexander Dennis. The buses combine BYD’s Iron-Phosphate Battery technology and highly integrated electric powertrains developed for safety, efficiency, and reliability, with the expertise of Alexander Dennis for quality bodywork and assembly,” according to a press release. “This 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.”
BYD UK Managing Director Frank Thorpe said: “We are very pleased to support Go-Ahead London once again with another significant electric bus order, as it continues to expand its zero-emission fleets. This underlines how effectively BYD-Alexander Dennis buses are at providing an efficient and reliable solution for operators seeking to introduce more eco-friendly bus services. BYD is dedicated to developing innovative and effective EV technology for a more sustainable future and to see how operators, such as Go-Ahead, are embracing ‘electric’ and making the ‘green dream’ come alive.”
NFI provides low- and zero-emission mobility, with vehicles operating in 13 countries, moving millions of people every day. Vehicles include clean diesel, compressed natural gas, diesel electric hybrids, and zero-emission battery- and fuel cell-electric buses and coaches. News and information is available at www.nfigroup.com.