BYD, has won a fleet order for ten 12m eBuses from public transport operator, Tüke Busz Zrt, in the Hungarian city of Pécs. The new fleet will be the first electric buses in the city and will replace ageing diesel-powered vehicles with delivery scheduled for early 2020.
BYD’s 12m, three-door, low-floor eBus variant has a range of 300km on a single charge and, across the Tüke Busz Zrt new BYD fleet, will cover 900,000km per year. BYD has also designed and installed the charging infrastructure for the new fleet.
BYD ran eBus field trials in Pécs five years ago, and has since seen significant growth in the country. BYD has since established production facilities in both Hungary and France.
Pécs mayor Zsolt Páva says: “We have taken a major new step towards the modernisation and sustainability of public transport in Pécs. I hope that the continuation will be similarly successful as we hope that, in addition to the ten new electric buses arriving early next year, we will be able to obtain more eBuses in the future and replace the entire Pécs bus fleet with modern, environmentally-friendly vehicles.”
Javier Contijoch, vice president sales, BYD Europe, adds: “The case for electrification is all but won. For scheduled bus services in towns and cities throughout Europe, local authorities are seeing that BYD electric mobility is a commercially-viable alternative to diesel power. And it’s getting passengers back on-board, passengers who want to live in communities with a sustainable future.”