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San Francisco MTA to Test BYD Bus in Pilot Project

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Los Angeles, CA, August 06, 2021 –(PR.com)– A 40-foot battery-electric BYD bus will hit the streets in a pilot project by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) to evaluate the feasibility of operating an all-electric bus fleet.

Throughout the pilot, detailed data on how the BYD K9MD bus can deliver the same standard of reliability and service as the SFMTA’s existing hybrid-electric and trolley bus fleet. In 2019, the SFMTA began a battery electric bus pilot program to evaluate bus performance, reliability and maintainability, specifically how e-buses climb San Francisco hills and test against some of the SFMTA’s most challenging routes. The agency will evaluate the feasibility of operating an all-electric bus fleet and implement a future procurement strategy.

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