BYD is this week showcasing its proven 12-metre eBus at the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Stockholm. The company’s pure electric, 100% emissions-free eBus boasts an all-new aluminium body and a choice of two- and three-door variants, both offering a total maximum capacity of 80 passengers.
The 12-metre eBus from BYD is the company’s most popular eBus product. Manufactured in Hungary, the best-seller is also establishing itself as the electric bus of choice among an increasing number of Local Authority public transport providers right across Europe.
BYD – a strengthening European presence
BYD reached a significant milestone in May after delivering its 50,000th eBus product – again, its 12-metre model – part of a delivery of 15 eBuses for public transport operator TUBASA in Badajoz, Spain. The landmark delivery consolidates BYD as the global market leader of electric buses, and, with over 700 eBuses now on order or in service right across Europe, BYD now commands over 20% of the European electric bus market.
BYD’s 12-metre eBus is manufactured at the company’s Komarom-based production facility in Hungary. Underlining its commitment to customers the length and breadth of the European continent, and further strengthening its European production capability, BYD also has a state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in Beauvais, France, from where it assembles a full range of eBuses for the French market, including midibus, articulated and coaches.
“Our increasing presence in Europe make for some impressive figures,” said BYD Europe’s Managing Director, Isbrand Ho, “More than 700 BYD eBuses in service or on order around Europe, a share of more than 20% of the European market and the 50,000th eBus to roll off the production line – the move to emissions-free transport is gathering pace, and it is the bus sector that’s leading the way. BYD is at the forefront of electric mobility for the bus sector,” he said, “proven technology that delivers safe, reliable performance – characteristics that are essential for bus fleet operators of any size. Our huge expertise in the installation of charging infrastructures means BYD customers receive a total solution for electric operations.”
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