BYD ADL pure-electric buses are playing a prominent role at COP26, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.
BYD ADL Enviro400EV eBus Showcased in Blue Zone at COP26
A fleet of ten BYD ADL Enviro400EV double deck buses have provided zero-emissions VIP transportation for world leaders, including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and UN Secretary-General António Guterres, as they made the journey from the conference’s secure Blue Zone to an evening reception at Kelvingrove Art Gallery hosted by HRH The Prince of Wales.
BYD ADL Enviro400EV electric buses were used for this privileged occasion to transfer dignitaries from around the world at COP26 following a collaboration between ADL and Stagecoach, the UK’s largest public transport operator. The double deck eBuses, built in Scotland as part of the BYD ADL partnership will be used for Stagecoach operations. They have been painted in Transport for London’s iconic red.
As the UK’s best-selling double deck electric bus, the BYD ADL Enviro400V is already in service in many public transport fleets nationwide. Its impressive driving range of 160 miles (257 km) and reputation for reliability makes it a viable choice for many bus operators.
An Enviro400EV double deck electric bus is also being exhibited in the prestigious Blue Zone at COP26. This follows ADL’s invitation from the UK Government to showcase its latest innovations in sustainable transport to negotiators and global leaders attending the conference. It has been kindly loaned by another BYD ADL customer and bus operator, National Express, from its West Midlands fleet.
It is not only in the Blue Zone of the conference where the Enviro400EV bus makes an appearance. It has played a high-profile role in the ‘Road to Renewables’ electric bus tour which started in London and finished its 11 day 968 mile journey on 29th October in Glasgow, three days before COP26 opened its doors. The event was a collaboration between COP26 partner SSE, the Go-Ahead group and other partners including BYD ADL, and promoted innovative projects for decarbonisation, such as Bus2Grid.
The eBus activity extends further at COP26. Additionally, BYD ADL eBuses are in operation by First Bus as part of the all-important shuttle service for delegates attending the Conference. A fleet of 22 Enviro200EV zero-emission buses, all built in Scotland, are being used for this purpose.