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Sydney Airport trials electric buses

November 27, 2014

Published on Nov 27, 2014

Six-month pilot program to utilize BYD shuttle buses

A fleet of electric buses is being rolled out at Sydney Airport.

Carbridge, the airport ground transport provider, has commenced a six-month pilot program which will use an electric bus manufactured by BYD Company as an airport passenger shuttle.

Travel Daily AsiaSydney Airport plans to electrify its entire bus fleet in the coming years.

"Compared with fossil-fueled buses, BYD's pure electric bus has zero emissions, doesn't make noise and ensures a comfortable ride without disturbances associated with conventional buses of combustion engines. These characteristics will provide a great experience for visitors to the airport," said BYD Asia Pacific's general manager, Liu Xueliang.

The BYD electric bus can operate for more than 250km on a single charge. It has so far completed more than 20 million kilometers of "in revenue service" in many major cities across the world.

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