BYD | RIDE delivered two K7M 30' battery-electric buses to the City of Burlington in North Carolina to serve the passengers of its Link Transit Fleet. The zero-emission BYD | RIDE buses will be utilized in Burlington’s public transit system, Link, which has five routes covering Burlington, Gibsonville, Elon, and Alamance Community College. The 30-foot buses fit up to 22 passengers each.
These buses and associated chargers were purchased off the State of Georgia statewide cooperative procurement which allowed the City of Burlington the ability to purchase in line with federal rules for the purchases of transit vehicles under 49 U.S.C. § 5323(u), administered within the guidelines of the Federal Transit Administration.
The City of Burlington increased accessibility to clean transportation and mobility by connecting its pedestrian walkways, greenways and bikeways to the Link bus stops, where passengers can ride on a zero-emission BYD | RIDE bus.
The 30' K7M is BYD’s top-selling model for universities and corporate campuses. It also performs well in smaller cities, at airports, performing arts venues and parking structures.
The K7M is fitted with dual 90 kW asynchronous motors in the BYD in-wheel drive rear axle with 400 N·m torque each, and a 215 kWh LFP BYD battery, that can charge at up to 150 kW.
The buses are purpose-built by members of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation (SMART) Workers Union, Local 105, at the BYD | RIDE Coach and Bus Facility located in Lancaster, CA.