Anaheim Transportation Community orders 40 BYD electrical buses; 57% electrical fleet by 2020

The Anaheim Transportation Community has awarded an order for 40 battery-electric buses to BYD. The ATN fleet order will enhance the variety of BYD electrical buses the company can deploy to serve one of many nation’s busiest tourism and employment areas. The buses vary in dimension from the 30-foot BYD K7M to the articulated 60-foot Ok11M. One-half of the order would be the standard 40-foot BYD K9M. The number of BYD buses will permit ATN to effectively service a spread of routes within the Anaheim Resort. We’ve been working 4 of BYD’s 40-foot K9Ms on our routes over the previous two years, and based mostly on their efficiency, we're assured in BYD’s high quality product and their assist of our efforts to affect our fleet. These new buses will present ATN a 57 % zero-emission fleet by 2020. —ATN Government Director Diana Kotler A personal, non-profit transportation administration affiliation, ATN was created to develop and function the Anaheim Resort Transit (ART) for the Anaheim Resort District system and surrounding areas within the metropolis with clear gas shuttles. Annually greater than 9.5 million residents, guests and staff use ART to attach with native locations and the ARTIC regional transportation middle as a part of the citywide #ElectrifyAnaheim program. ATN was considered one of 28 California initiatives chosen in 2018 to obtain a grant from the Transit and Intercity Rail Capital Program (TIRCP), which offers awards from the Greenhouse Gasoline Discount Fund to assist finance transformative, reduction-of-emission capital enhancements. Along with TIRCP, ATN was additionally awarded funds for this mission from the State of California HVIP vouchers, Anaheim Tourism Enchancment District and the Metropolis of Norwalk. The bus order shall be positioned via two present statewide contracts in Washington and Georgia, which native governments and transit companies can entry to learn from the leveraged buying energy, comfort and aggressive pricing of those pre-established contracts.