1000th Byd Adl Electric Bus Delivered in UK


Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD UK jointly announced that their electric vehicle partnership, the UK’s leading electric bus producer, has delivered its 1000th zero-emission bus. The BYD ADL Enviro400EV double decker was part-funded by the Scottish Government and handed over to Stagecoach Bluebird in Aberdeen during Scottish Bus Week in the presence of the Scottish Government’s Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work.

Working in partnership since 2015, ADL is a subsidiary of leading independent global bus manufacturer NFI Group Inc. (NFI), and BYD is a global leader in batteries, energy management and electric mobility.

Sales of the market-leading, British-built BYD ADL Enviro200EV single decker and BYD ADL Enviro400EV double decker have accelerated rapidly as the transition to zero-emission mobility gathers pace in the United Kingdom. While it took five years to reach the 500th BYD ADL electric bus, the partnership has now delivered its 1000th vehicle just one year later.

This bus is the last of a fleet of 22 BYD ADL Enviro400EV double deckers which Stagecoach bought for services in Aberdeen with financial support from the Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme. Stagecoach has since confirmed an order for an additional 13 electric buses of the same type for Aberdeen following the award of funding through the Scottish Government’s follow-on scheme, the Zero-Emission Bus Challenge Fund.

At an event during the inaugural Scottish Bus Week, Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work, Richard Lochhead MSP, joined ADL’s National Account Manager Marie Connell in handing over the anniversary bus to Stagecoach Bluebird Managing Director, Peter Knight, before touring the newly installed EV charging hub at Stagecoach’s Aberdeen Tullos Depot.

Minister for Just Transition, Employment and Fair Work, Richard Lochhead said: “I’m really pleased to witness the 1000th electric bus manufactured by ADL – a great example of successful collaboration between Scottish operators and manufacturers, supported by Scottish Government funding.

“Through the Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Scheme we’ve supported the introduction of 22 new electric buses here in Aberdeen for Stagecoach Bluebird.

“Alongside free travel for under-22s and over half a billion pounds in long term funding for bus priority infrastructure, we’re putting buses at the heart of Scotland’s just transition to net-zero by helping people choose to travel more sustainably. We can only achieve that transition by working together.”Marie Connell, National Account Manager at ADL, said: “This milestone demonstrates the incredible pace at which the transition to zero-emission mobility is now happening thanks to bus companies’ drive for innovation and Government support.

“With 1000 electric buses now on the road, our customers benefit from the BYD ADL partnership’s unrivalled experience. Stagecoach’s new order for another 13 of these electric double deckers will further extend the benefits as passengers will enjoy a smooth and quiet ride and the people of Aberdeen will breathe cleaner air.”

Peter Knight, Managing Director for Stagecoach Bluebird, said: “We are all really excited to be sharing BYD ADL’s celebration of delivering its 1000th fully electric bus. Introducing these new vehicles reflects the investment both we and Scottish Government are making thanks to the Scottish Ultra-Low Emission Bus Scheme and the funding made available to support the delivery of the new buses.

“There has never been a more important time to take action to address the climate emergency and play a part in helping Scotland deliver on its net zero ambitions whilst improving local air quality in Aberdeen.

“The introduction of these 22 new fully electric buses on our bus routes in Aberdeen reflect our commitment to creating a greener, smarter, safer and healthier country and at the same time will deliver major benefits for the region and our customers.”

Frank Thorpe, Managing Director, BYD UK, said: “BYD is delighted to be part of this successful partnership, which continues to go from strength to strength as the desire for zero-emission electric buses gains real momentum throughout the UK. This momentous handover to Stagecoach Aberdeen underlines how BYD ADL electric buses are becoming ‘the eBus brand of choice’ for many operators, as a result of our combined specialist expertise and world-leading technology.”

Canada – Remarks Delivered by Minister Ng at CUSMA Event in Mexico City 

I’m so pleased that this trip, which is my first abroad since before the pandemic, has allowed me to finally meet you and Ambassador Tai [Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative] in person. I’m confident we can build on the momentum of our recent meetings to help our countries build back stronger and more resilient as we head toward economic recovery.

July 7, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario

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Good afternoon, everyone!

Thank you for the warm welcome, Secretary Clouthier [Tatiana Clouthier Carrillo, Mexico’s Secretary of Economy]—and for hosting today’s event.

I’m so pleased that this trip, which is my first abroad since before the pandemic, has allowed me to finally meet you and Ambassador Tai [Katherine Tai, United States Trade Representative] in person. I’m confident we can build on the momentum of our recent meetings to help our countries build back stronger and more resilient as we head toward economic recovery.

We’ve been talking a lot about an exciting milestone we’re celebrating: one year since the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement—or the new NAFTA, as we like to call it in Canada—entered into force.

We made history in 1993 by forging the largest free trade agreement. We had the shared goal of mutual economic prosperity and raising the standards of living for all our people.

Since then, trilateral trade has tripled, fostering innovation and creating jobs and economic growth across North America.

The past year has been incredibly difficult. But it’s also shown us how essential open trade and integrated supply chains are in supporting our industries, workers, and communities during challenging circumstances.

As we move forward, I’m grateful that our countries are united in making sure that our economic recovery is resilient and inclusive while also enhancing the competitiveness of North America.

This means putting particular focus on the success of small and medium-sized businesses and those that are owned and operated by women and other groups that are often under-represented in trade.

In Canada, as part of our economic recovery, we are making significant inclusive investments to support women and under-represented groups, like Indigenous, racialized, and LGBTQ2+ communities.  

We are making historic investments in training for workers, in national early learning, and in child care, supporting youth and families with children, investing in pay equity, and raising the federal minimum wage, all while making the most significant investments to support small businesses in Canadian history so they can recover faster and stronger. As we finish this fight against COVID-19 in Canada, we need to make sure the gains we have made to support our most vulnerable are not lost, and we work together as partners in trade to ensure our workers, small business, and people aren’t left behind.

The modernizations we made in the new NAFTA can help us promote growth in traditional sectors, such as manufacturing, agriculture, and natural resources, and can help us become market leaders in emerging sectors, such as clean technology and sustainable infrastructure, through trilateral collaboration.

Our trade relationship will be crucial to supporting these businesses as they recover, grow, and create jobs for our shared recovery, strengthening our North American competitive advantage at home and around the world.

By working hard to implement the new NAFTA, together we are sending a strong signal to our people, businesses, communities, and investors.

It is a message about our renewed commitment to the trilateral economic partnership, which protects workers, supports small businesses, creates opportunity for under-represented groups, and contributes to a more sustainable, inclusive future.

And I know as Canada, the United States, and Mexico continue to work together, we will recover from COVID-19 and lead the world in a greener, safer, and more competitive economic recovery.

This morning we spoke with diverse small businesses and entrepreneurs about ensuring our trade leaves no one behind, and we met with leaders in the private sector to discuss working together for a strong recovery.

We are here to discuss strengthening our trilateral relationship and making progress for workers and businesses in all three of our countries.

Thank you.