Two fully electric buses supplied by BYD have gone into service in London.

The 12-meter BYD 'ebus' buses were handed over to fleet operators Transport for London and Go-Ahead last week and will be deployed on central London routes. BYD says the buses are the first fully electric buses to enter use in London.

The electric vehicle model has already been road tested in Paris, Bremen, Bonn, Madrid, Barcelona, Salzburg, Warsaw, Amsterdam, Brussels and Budapest, according to BYD.

BYD claims the ebus can comfortably exceed 250kms in operation on a single charge.