St. Albert more than doubles their number of battery-electric buses, leading Canada as the largest operator of zero-emissions technology
St. Albert, AB – July 2, 2018 – BYD Canada announced that St. Albert Transit (STAT) has received their second order of 4 K9 35’ electric buses. STAT ordered a total of 7 buses, the first 3 of which were delivered in May of 2017. With the delivery of 4 more buses, 10% of STAT’s fleet is fully-electric, making them the largest operator of zero-emission battery-electric buses in Canada.
The conversion to zero-emissions buses will assist the City of St. Albert in reaching the goals outlined in their Environmental Master Plan.
“We are grateful for the support we have from St. Albert’s management and team,” said BYD Canada’s Vice President, Ted Dowling. “We look forward to delivering more Battery Electric, Zero Emissions buses to St. Albert and Edmonton Metropolitan Region for years to come.”
The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature™, BYD is the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles and the overwhelming global leader in battery-electric buses with nearly 40,000 buses in service across North America, South America, Asia and Europe. BYD is also an industry leader in several other high-tech sectors, including high-efficiency automobiles, medium- and heavy-duty trucks, electric forklifts, SkyRail, energy storage and solar power generation. BYD is also one of the world’s largest manufacturers of rechargeable batteries. BYD is a publicly traded company with 60% of its stocks owned by North American investors. Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway is the largest single shareholder.
Ted Dowling, Vice President, BYD Canada
250-217-4656 / Ted.Dowling@BYD.com