BYD ADL Enviro400EV double-decker electric bus fleet used as VIP transport for world leaders at COP26

GLASGOW, Scotland – (COMMERCIAL THREAD) – BYD ADL purely electric buses play a leading role at COP26, the 26e United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow. A fleet of ten BYD ADL Enviro400EV double-decker buses provided zero-emission VIP transport to world leaders including British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and UN Secretary-General António Guterres as they journeyed from the Secure Blue Zone from the conference to an evening reception. at the Kelvingrove Art Gallery hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales.

UK-built eBus, produced as part of the electric bus partnership between BYD and Alexander Dennis Ltd (ADL), demonstrate how electrification is being prepared to transform public transport globally. The successful BYD ADL partnership, which uses a pioneering BYD battery and integrated powertrain technology, has so far delivered or taken orders for over 1,000 zero emission buses in the UK.

As the world’s largest manufacturer of eBus, BYD has delivered more than 68,000 electric buses worldwide and over 500 British-built pure-electric buses to customers in the United Kingdom. With 26 years of pioneering experience in battery research and development, production and application, BYD is the only automaker to produce its own powertrain system, battery, motors and engine control system. .

The BYD ADL Enviro400EV electric buses were used on this special occasion to transfer dignitaries from around the world to COP26 following a collaboration between ADL and Stagecoach, the UK’s largest public transport operator. The double-decker eBus, built in Scotland as part of the BYD ADL partnership, will be used for Stagecoach operations. They were painted in the iconic Transport for London red.

As the UK’s best-selling double-decker electric bus, the BYD ADL Enviro400V is already in service in many public transport fleets nationwide. Its impressive 160 mile (257 km) range and reputation for reliability make it a viable choice for many bus operators.

An Enviro400EV double-decker electric bus is also on display in the prestigious Blue Zone at COP26. This follows ADL’s invitation from the UK government to present its latest innovations in sustainable transport to negotiators and world leaders attending the conference. It was kindly loaned by another BYD ADL customer and bus operator, National Express, from its West Midlands fleet.

The eBus on display in the Blue Zone is the perfect example of sustainable, clean and practical transport. Its combined design and pioneering technology are expected to generate strong global interest at the event as more countries implement the transition to electrification, in a hands-on move towards net zero emissions and reduced emissions. atmospheric pollution.

Paul Davies, President and CEO of ADL, said: “We are delighted that world leaders have had the opportunity to board our world-renowned double-decker buses. COP26 is focused on finding solutions to the climate emergency and we are proud to have been able to demonstrate a zero emission solution that is available now. Clean electric buses are essential to reduce global transport emissions and encourage modal shift to sustainable modes of transport. Zero-emission buses are available today and ready for large-scale deployment.

“We are particularly delighted that Prime Minister Boris Johnson, as a declared supporter of UK-built zero-emission buses, was able to show his colleagues around the world the level of innovation and expertise offered by UK industry of world-class bus manufacturing. ”

Isbrand Ho, Managing Director of BYD Europe BV, said: “We are proud to see BYD ADL eBus being experienced directly by esteemed global leaders and other influential delegates who can make a real difference in the fight against climate change. . BYD is committed to developing zero-emission solutions for clean, reliable and environmentally friendly transportation. We are proud to collaborate with others who share our vision, as part of the global effort to support net zero goals. ”

It’s not just in the blue zone of the conference where the Enviro400EV bus makes its appearance. He played a leading role in the ‘Road to Renewables’ electric bus tour which began in London and ended its 11-day 968 mile journey on the 29th.e October in Glasgow, three days before the opening of COP26. The event was a collaboration between COP26 partner SSE, the Go-Ahead group and other partners, including BYD ADL, and promoted innovative projects for decarbonization, such as Bus2Grid.

EBus activity extends further to COP26. In addition, BYD ADL eBus are operated by First Bus as part of the very important shuttle service for delegates attending the Conference. A fleet of 22 Enviro200EV zero emission buses, all built in Scotland, are used for this purpose.

Photo credits

Please note that images showing arrival and descent at Kelvingrove Art Gallery must be credited to Karwai Tang / UK Government. Other images are to be credited to Alexander Dennis Limited / Keith McGillivray.

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About BYD

BYD (Build Your Dreams) is a multinational high-tech company dedicated to harnessing technological innovations for better lives. BYD now has four sectors, including automotive, electronics, new energy and rail transportation. Since its founding in 1995, the company has rapidly developed a solid expertise in rechargeable batteries and has become a tireless advocate for sustainability, successfully expanding its renewable energy solutions globally with operations in more than 50 countries. and regions. Its creation of a zero-emission energy solution, including affordable solar power generation, reliable energy storage, and advanced electrified transportation, has made it an industry leader in the energy sectors and transports. BYD is a company backed by Warren Buffet and is listed on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen stock exchanges. You can find more information about the company at

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