BUS 711 (2)

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Bus 711
Chassis BYD K9RA Toro
Depot Tuggeranong
Entered Service 18 June 2018
Removed from Service 14 February 2019
Desto Equipment Hanover LED
VIN LC04S44S9H1994464
Body Gemilang Coachworks (Malaysia)
Body Number AUS 195
Body Date Jan 2018
Seating B35DW
Climate Control ThermoKing
Energy source Plug-in Electric
Gallery Album Bus 711

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Bus 711 was a BYD K9RA / Carbridge Toro ebus evaluation vehicle.


  • Bus 711 was leased from Carbridge Australia. It was evaluated with another BYD Toro (Bus 710) and a Volvo B5RLEH hybrid (Bus 712).
  • The Toro is based on the BYD K9 ebus chassis and was built by Gemilang Coachworks (Senai, Malaysia) and imported by Carbridge.
  • Bus 711 was delivered to Tuggeranong Depot on 16 March 2018.
  • This vehicle was delivered in a plain blue/grey livery, but was wrapped in a special livery before entering service.
  • Bus 711 was first registered on 10 May 2018.
  • The Tare Mass of Bus 711 is 500 kg more than Bus 710 due to battery differences. As a result, its legal carrying capacity is 8 fewer standing passengers.
  • Bus 711 was collected from Tuggeranong Depot on 21 March 2019.
  • Since leaving ACTION, it has operated as Airport shuttles at Perth and Brisbane.

Special Livery

Photo.png "I'm Electric" (Transport Canberra)1 June 2018 to March 2019

Subsequent Operators

Operator Location Registration Fleet # Date From Date To
Carbridge Perth Airport 1GVN-863 EV14 2019 Nov 2020
Swissport Brisbane Airport XQ-80PL Nov 2020


Power: in-wheel motor drive with hub reduction. Maximum power 90 kW (120 HP) x 2; maximum torque 550 Nm x 2 (source: Wikipedia)
Energy storage: BYD Lithium Iron Phosphate battery. Capacity: unknown

Tyres: 275/70 R22.5

Seats: Vogelsitze with 6 single flip-up seats in wheelchair bays
Seat fabric: Camira BDI314 (blue)

Tare mass: 13,840 kg

Passenger capacity: 35 seated, 14 standing

Bus stop signal system: Teknoware wireless push buttons with wheelchair signal