New Mexico officials selected BYD to participate in a statewide purchasing agreement that gives transit agencies throughout the state the ability to buy U.S.-built BYD coaches and buses.
Buses included in the agreement are the 30-foot K7M, the 35-foot K8M, the 40-foot K9M, and the 60-foot K11M, the first articulated bus to successfully complete the new “Pass/Fail” protocol at the Federal Transit Administration Model Bus Testing Program in Altoona, Pennsylvania. Motorcoaches included in the agreement are the 23-foot C6M, 40-foot C9M, and 45-foot C10M.
“This contract is a big win for transit agencies looking for reliable zero-emission technology that will help them meet their sustainability goals while reducing maintenance,” said Patrick Duan, BYD's senior VP, North America.
BYD buses have achieved more than 15 million emission-free miles in revenue service throughout the U.S., and there are more than 1,000 BYD battery-electric buses built or ordered for U.S. customers.
This purchasing agreement is available to any recipient or sub-recipient of Federal Transit Administration funding, regardless of geographic location. The contract is for one year with three one-year options.
Originally posted on Metro Magazine