Egged, Israel’s largest public transport operator, has taken delivery of ten new 12m BYD single-deck eBuses. The two-door, low floor eBuses follow previous deliveries of BYD vehicles to Egged’s Haifa operation in 2017, and go into service on route 15 in Jerusalem.
The latest deliveries provide evidence of BYD’s eBus performance capabilities with its customers across a full range of climates – from hot, arid conditions in Israel, to cold, wintry conditions often found in Scandinavia, according to BYD.
Egged chairman Avi Fridman says: “Egged sees BYD as a strategic partner on this important path to making our world cleaner.”
Asi Shmeltzer, chairman of the Shlomo Group adds: “The BYD eBus fleet is growing in Jerusalem, as public transport in the city starts moving towards 100 per cent emissions-free, electric mobility.
“The existing fleet of BYD single decks – delivered in 2017 – have performed extremely reliably, delivering high levels of productivity for Egged and offering great appeal to passengers. This latest, larger fleet of BYD eBuses will make Jerusalem even cleaner, and I’m sure other local authorities will be paying close attention to the continuing success of BYD eBuses in operation.”