Los Angeles, Calif. (7/29/21) – A battery-electric BYD 30-foot K7M made a visit to The Peach State, transporting passengers in a demonstration for Augusta Transit. The agency tested the bus on three of its regular service routes, collecting performance data, as well as passenger comments.
The K7M demonstration is part of Augusta Transit’s effort to prepare a robust application for a competitive federal grant. The grant will help the agency integrate electric buses into their fleet. Augusta Transit is committed to enhancing the quality of life for residents and visitors in Richmond County through sustainable and safe transit services.
The 30-foot K7M has 22 seats, a range of up to 155 miles, and can be charged in 2.5 to 3 hours. The K7M is one of BYD’s top products. It has no air emissions and runs quietly, improving quality of life wherever it operates. With lower fuel and maintenance costs, the K7M has lower total cost of ownership than diesel or CNG.
The K7M shuttles passengers to Disneyland, and to the terminals and parking lots of the Kansas City International Airport. The K7M is also in service in the college town of Columbia, Missouri, and nimbly navigating the narrow, historic streets of historic Frederick County, Maryland.
In the largest single order of battery-electric buses to date in the United States, BYD is currently manufacturing 130 K7Ms for the Los Angeles Department of Transportation.
More information about the K7M can be found at: Bus: K7M