BYD Auto K11M
|Years of manufacture||2014 to present|
The BYD Auto K11M, also called the "Lancaster", is a low floor, articulated battery-electric transit bus. It can be fully charged in two to three hours and can travel a distance of 200 miles or 321 kilometres in an urban environment. The bus was launched at the 2014 American Public Transportation Association Expo in Houston, Texas. The first customer to take delivery of the 60-foot electric bus was the Antelope Valley Transit Authority in May 2017. The 13 buses are part of their campaign to fully electrify its fleet by 2018.
Like the 12-metre BYD Auto K9, the K11M uses in-wheel traction motors (on the 'C' axle) and iron-phosphate batteries. Its outward appearance is quite different from the K9 at the front and rear ends along with a more rounded roofline.
|Turning radius: 31'|
|Curb weight: 47,620 lbs|
|GVWR: 65,036 lbs|
|2 x BYD TYC-180A 180 kW, 1500Nm AC synchronous|
|200 kW iron-phosphate battery|
|Front axle: ZF RL 75 A|
|Middle axle: ZF AVN 132|
|Rear axle: BYD in-wheel motor drive axle|
|WABCO electronically controlled air suspension|
|Knorr disc brakes w/ ABS|
|305/70 R 22.5|
- ABQ RIDE - Albuquerque, NM
- Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) - Palmdale & Lancaster, CA
- Indianapolis Public Transportation Corporation (IndyGo) - Indianapolis, IN
Demonstrator and engineering units
Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses.
- BYD, AVTA unveil first 60-ft. artic battery-electric bus. 04 May 2017. Metro Magazine.