BYD launches world's longest electric bus
BYD has unveiled what it claims is the world's longest electric bus, the model K12A. The bus, which was launched in Shenzhen on Sunday, is 27 meters long and can carry up to 250 people at speeds of up to 70 kilometers an hour.
The bus can switch between two and four-wheel drive depending on the terrain, which helps to reduce its energy usage.
The new bus is headed for Colombia where it will become part of a rapid transit system.
BYD's new 27-meter-long electric bus in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province on Monday, April 1, 2019. [Photo: BYD]
BYD has delivered more than 50,000 electric buses to more than 300 cities in 50 countries. The company has set up factories to produce electric buses in the United States, Brazil, Hungary, and France.