BYD K12A world’s longest 27-metre pure electric bus launched

BYD has announced the launch of world’s longest 27-m (88 feet ) pure electric bi-articulated bus K12A at the company’s headquarters in Shenzhen.

The all new electric bus BYD K12A has a passenger capacity of 250 people and can travel at a maximum speed of 70 km/h.

BYD K12A is the longest pure electric bus in the world and the company touts it to be the world’s first electric bus to come equipped with a distributed 4WD system, it can switch between 2WD and 4WD smoothly to meet the demands of different terrains, while also lowering the vehicle’s overall energy consumption.

The new pure electric bus from the house of BYD is compatible with the global Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system.

It features all-aluminum alloy body and BYD’s core technologies of batteries, electric motors and electronic controls.

Stella Li, Senior Vice President of BYD said Today, BYD once again uses its core technology, reliable products and innovative solutions to solve the two great urban ills of congestion and pollution”. She added “The K12A will bring zero emissions to BRT systems, allowing passengers to enjoy quiet, pollution-free travel, while at the same time saving significant maintenance costs for operators.”