Annapolis (MD) Transit Electrifies Fleet With Purchase Of Two BYD K7M Buses
The City of Annapolis, MD, announced the recent purchase of two BYD (Build Your Dreams) battery-electric K7M transit buses, which will be the first in its transit fleet.
The BYD K7M seats up to 22 passengers, and includes two optional ADA-compliant wheelchair positions. BYD buses are equipped with iron-phosphate batteries, and are built with low-floors to enhance accessibility and safety for passengers.
“BYD is proud to join Annapolis as it starts down the path toward electrification,” BYD Senior Vice President Patrick Duan said. “Annapolis is such a beautiful city, full of rich history, and it’s an honor to be a part of its journey toward a greener, cleaner future.”
Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley added: “We all have to make changes in our lives and routines to become less reliant on energy sources that contribute to climate change and sea level rise. Migrating our transit fleet from fossil fuels to electric is a step the City of Annapolis can take. We are very happy to be moving forward with this acquisition.”
The buses will be built by members of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) workers Union, Local 105, at BYD’s manufacturing facility, in Lancaster, CA. Visit en.byd.com.