Electric bus chassis assembly will take place in ADL's facilities with on-the-ground support from the BYD team, and is planned to commence in the second half of 2021.
This significant step has been taken in response to the increasing demand for zero emission vehicles. It further strengthens the partnership's market-leading position while underpinning jobs in Britain and developing skills in the growing market for clean vehicle technology.
Since it began in 2015, the partnership has received orders for more than 500 electric buses.
Until now, chassis for the BYD ADL Enviro200EV single deck and BYD ADL Enviro400EV double deck buses were built by BYD before being delivered to ADL's facilities to have their bodywork fitted in the UK.
Frank Thorpe, managing director of BYD UK, said: "We are confident that production of complete vehicles here in the UK will bring even greater efficiencies for our customers. More importantly, this commitment from both BYD and ADL is also a reflection of the acceptance of eMobility from Local Authorities, bus operators and their passengers. Electrification in our towns and cities is gathering pace."