BYD C6 Electric Bus
BYD C6 Electric Bus
Manufacturer BYD Auto
Bodywork Gemilang Coachworks
Years in operation 2018—Present
Operators HDT
Tower Transit
Westpoint Transit
Strides Mobility
SATA CommHealth
Former Operators:
Leisure Frontier
SMRT Buses
Technical Data
Length 7.4 metre
Motor BYD-3425TZ-XS-A
Accessibility High Floor
Emission Standard Zero tailpipe emissions

The BYD C6 is a fully electric midibus manufactured by Chinese company BYD, which specialises in electric vehicles and new energy solutions.

The bus design incorporates large-capacity Lithium-Iron-Phosphate batteries which allow the bus to travel more than 200km on a single charge, under urban road conditions. Private operators ShareTransport and Grab first trialled the bus in 2018. This article focuses on BYD C6 buses operated by private bus operators.

BYD C6 (Public Bus)

Several BYD C6 public buses entered service with SMRT Buses in October/November 2019 and deployed on Service 825, the only public bus service in Singapore operating using shorter-length buses. As of October 2021, these buses are operated by Tower Transit.

Technical Specifications

These buses were bodied by Gemilang Coachworks of Malaysia, using the BYD D6R chassis.

Basic Technical Specifications
Electric motors BYD-3425TZ-XS-A Permanent Magnet Synchronous Motor
Continuous power of 150 kW
Maximum power/torque of 180 kW/1500 Nm
Regenerative braking capabilities + Front and rear disc brakes
Battery BYD Iron-Phosphate battery
Lithium iron phosphate batteries, capacity of 135kWh. Full charge takes 4 hours
Bodywork Gemilang Coachworks
‘EcoRange’ aluminium bus body
Passenger Capacity Private Bus – 24 Seated
BYD C6 Buses in Singapore

Current operators of the BYD C6 Bus includes:

  • SATA CommHealth – YQ6289J
    Donated by Maybank & Crystal SL. Global Pte Ltd
  • Strides Mobility
    PC8764X (Vehicle registered under HDT Singapore Holding Pte Ltd)
    PD281U, PD511G, PD709D (Vehicle registered under Rev Ecodrive Pte Ltd)
  • HDT Singapore Holding Pte Ltd – PC7136R (Leased from BYD Singapore Pte Ltd)
    Le Quest Condo Shuttle (Formerly Shangri-La Hotel Shuttle)
  • HDT Singapore Holding Pte Ltd – PC7344G
    Marina Country Club Shuttle
  • Rev Ecodrive Pte Ltd – PC9351Y
    Boathouse Residences Shuttle
  • Westpoint Transit Pte Ltd – PC9916T (Leased from Rev Ecodrive Pte Ltd)
  • Tower Transit Singapore Pte Ltd – PC7991M, PC8561P, PC8656A, PC8669M
    Bus Service 825

Former Operators:

  • HDT Singapore Holding Pte Ltd –
    Shangri-La Hotel Shuttle
  • Leisure Frontier
    one-north On Demand Shuttle
  • Grab – PC7344G – Leased from HDT Singapore Holding Pte Ltd
    GrabShuttle Plus (Cheng San – Seletar) trial
  • ShareTransportPC7136R – Leased from BYD Singapore Pte Ltd
    One year trial from July 2018; Trial terminated before completion of the trial period.
  • SMRT Buses Ltd – PC7991M, PC8561P, PC8656A, PC8669M
    Bus Service 825; Transferred to Tower Transit as part of the Sembawang-Yishun Bus Package.

Gallery – Private Bus (Exterior)
Private Bus (Interior)

The bus seats four-abreast with a central aisle running the length of the bus. All seats also have hand grips to provide commuters with additional support while moving within the bus. Emergency hammers are mounted on pillars in-between windows.

At the front of the bus, the driver’s cab is separated from the passenger compartment by a single handlebar. Access to the cab is offered primarily via a driver’s door on the right side of the vehicle.


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2 thoughts on “BYD C6

  • 17 January 2020 at 7:04 PM

    825 only needs 3 of these buses but opted to order 4 due to redundancy reasons, if 1 bus breaks down, then they will have enough buses.

  • 7 March 2019 at 10:01 PM

    Cool,now we have greener buses now these days


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