BYD ADL buses to shuttle COP26 delegates

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The BYD ADL Enviro200EV single-deckers. Courtesy of BYD
A FLEET of 22 electric buses, jointly developed by Shenzhen-based vehicle manufacturer BYD and the U.K.’s largest bus and coach producer Alexander Dennis Ltd. (ADL), will operate the official delegate shuttle service at the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference between Oct. 31 and Nov. 12 in Glasgow, Scotland, BYD and ADL announced Thursday.

The shuttle service is said to provide all attending delegates with a frequent link between the city center and the conference venue Scottish Event Campus during the conference.

The fully electric buses, called BYD ADL Enviro200EV single-deckers, are built in Scotland by the BYD-ADL partnership. These buses can operate up to 160 miles (257.5 kilometers) on a full charge with zero emissions.

The buses are partially funded through Transport Scotland’s Scottish Ultra Low Emission Bus Scheme (SULEB), which aims to meet the Scottish Government’s transport decarbonization targets.

Frank Thorpe, managing director of BYD U.K., said, “It is an honor for BYD to be associated with such an important global event for climate change, with BYD ADL British-built electric buses in operation as part of the COP26 delegate shuttle service.”

In addition, on March 30 this year, ADL and BYD announced an order from Scottish public transportation operator First Bus for 126 zero-emission buses for Glasgow, composed of 91 double-decker buses and 35 single-deckers, the largest ever for electric buses in Scotland. These are also all partially funded by the Scottish Government.

By Shenzhen Daily Xia Yuanjie