Built in Britain

The BYD ADL partnership’s single and double deck electric buses are proudly designed and built in Britain.

BYD’s dedicated R&D team in the United Kingdom leads the development and adaptation of chassis to the market’s requirements. Chassis are assembled in ADL’s facilities with on-the-ground support from the BYD team. The vehicles’ bodies are designed by ADL’s experienced, British-based engineering teams before they are assembled in the company’s factories in Yorkshire and Central Scotland.

With its focus on British manufacturing, the BYD ADL partnership supports the UK government and devolved administrations in their commitments to bring bespoke zero emissions transport to the nations’ towns and cities. The BYD ADL partnership’s Built in Britain approach ensures that investment in sustainable transport for our towns and cities delivers full economic benefits to communities right across the country.


Assembly of BYD chassis by ADL is currently expected to begin in the second half of 2021. Bodies for BYD ADL electric buses have been built in Britain since the partnership’s launch in 2015.