TOPEKA, Kansas (November 13, 2017) — BYD, Inc., electric bus manufacturer, is showcasing one of their electric buses at Topeka Metro on Thursday, November 16th. The bus will run on Route #21 at 6:45 a.m. & 7:45 a.m. Following this, the bus will be staged at Quincy Street Station from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Topeka Metro invites passengers and the community to ride the K9s battery-operated bus. Topeka Metro currently has 26 clean diesel buses and the electric vehicles are being considered as an addition to Topeka Metro’s fleet.
This is the second vendor for electric buses that we have invited to Topeka for demonstration purposes,” said Susan Duffy, Topeka Metro General Manager. “It is our responsibility (Topeka Metro) to vet the technology and find the best fit for our community, geography, routes and weather,” said Duffy.
BYD Company Ltd is the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer in both consumer electric and commercial/industrial vehicles. BYD states they have the largest selection of zero-emission battery electric buses. Since 2011, their U.S. operation has been based in Los Angeles, California.