Source: NGT News
Electric bus manufacturer BYD has announced a new order for two U.S.-made BYD K9S electric buses to be delivered to the Fresno County Rural Transit Agency (FCRTA) in California.
The purchase was made possible through funding from the Fresno County Transportation Authority Measure C New Technology funds, notes BYD.
FCRTA plans to unveil a new express route that will provide transportation services for individuals who live in Fresno’s surrounding rural communities. The K9S electric buses will be exclusive to the new route due to their range of approximately 150 miles on a single charge, says BYD.
The K9S features a capacity of up to 32 passengers, depending on the configuration. The buses are projected to cost roughly $1.00 less per mile to operate than typical diesel-powered buses, according to BYD. The new buses also will produce no emissions and offer dramatically lower maintenance costs.