New energy company BYD in partnership with Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL ) has sold its 100th pure electric double-decker bus for service in London.
On July 27, 2015, BYD announced a joint project worth $29.6 million deal with British bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Limited to build 51 single-deck zero-emission buses for London.
The buses utilize BYD’s chassis and electric drivetrain with the bodies supplied by ADL.
The partnership helps London move towards its goal of having all single-deck buses totally emission-free by 2020.
BYD and Berkshire Hathaway
In 2008, Berkshire Hathaway bet on BYD’s potential, purchasing 225 million shares. It’s an investment that has paid off handsomely. Berkshire’s original investment of $230 million has grown in value almost ten-fold, and is now worth roughly $1.96 billion.
For More on BYD, read the Special Report: BYD, Berkshire’s Tesla.
© 2018 David Mazor
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