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About BYD

BYD is one of China’s largest privately owned enterprises. Since its inception in 1995, the company quickly developed solid expertise in rechargeable batteries and became a relentless advocate of sustainable development, successfully expanding its renewable energy solutions globally with operations in over 50 countries and regions. Its creation of a Zero Emissions Energy Ecosystem – comprising affordable solar power generation, reliable energy storage and cutting-edge electrified transportation – and over 24 years’ experience in battery R&D and manufacturing resulting in the world’s largest Iron-Phosphate battery output capacity, has made it an industry leader in the energy and transportation sectors. BYD is listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. Currently, BYD has over 220,000 employees and 30 industrial parks worldwide.

BYD Europe was established in 1998 and its head office is currently located in Schiedam, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, with bus plants in Hungary and France. BYD UK has been operational since 2014 and is based at purpose-developed premises close to London Heathrow Airport. The company is the leader in electric buses in Europe with more than 1,000 buses running on European roads and even more on order.  

BYD is delighted with the BYD–Alexander Dennis partnership. The strength of the collaboration has led so far to the largest share of the London and whole UK market for electric buses.

About Alexander Dennis

Alexander Dennis is part of leading independent global bus manufacturer NFI Group and is an internationally successful bus and coach builder with a history and heritage of design, engineering and manufacturing excellence that spans more than a century. The company has offices in the UK, Ireland, USA, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Hong Kong, Singapore and New Zealand.

Alexander Dennis is recognised as the leading bus and coach manufacturer in the UK and the world’s largest supplier of double deck buses. This success is attributable to the company’s clear strategic focus – delivering lightweight, efficient vehicles with industry-leading reliability, lowest cost of ownership and best-in-class aftermarket support.

As a pioneer in embracing innovation and latest technology, Alexander Dennis has brought the widest range of low, ultra low and zero emission buses to market.

Alexander Dennis sees battery-electric buses as a critically important technology in delivering improved air quality for towns and cities, bringing down noise emissions and enabling the reduction of public transport’s carbon footprint. Alexander Dennis is proud to have been a partner of BYD since 2015. BYD’s technology complements Alexander Dennis’s own core competencies. This partnership approach has allowed the companies to deliver electric buses to UK operators that consistently achieve highest levels of technical availability, as well as pioneering the conversion of entire depots from conventional to electric operation.