BYD has been awarded a substantial eBus order from public transport operator, Transdev AB, in Sweden. The order for 52 BYD eBuses is the largest order that Transdev has placed with BYD for electric buses since 2015 when it first introduced the BYD brand to its fleet.
This new order comprises 8 units of 12-metre low-floor BYD eBuses and 44 units of 15-metre low-entry BYD eBuses. The BYD eBuses on order will be delivered to the province of Gästrikland on the east coast of Sweden. They will be commissioned for public transport services operated by Transdev in this region. The 15-metre BYD eBuses will have the upgraded BYD Iron-Phosphate Battery on board and offer a range of 450 km (SORT II). Intelligent systems are pivotal to optimised range, safety and comfort, and include BYD’s highly efficient Battery Thermal Management System. The new integrated composite roof is lighter in weight and offers even greater levels of structural safety.
Fredrik Beckius, General Manager Transdev in Gästrikland/Hälsingland, said, “We are very pleased to be able to help drive the transition to a zero-emission fleet in the region. The fact that as many as 52 out of 66 regional buses will be powered by electricity will have a significant impact on both emissions and noise levels. We know from experience that this will have a positive effect on passengers, drivers and those who live and move in the community.” There are now more than 700 BYD eBuses, in service or on order, within the Nordic Region, and over 3000 in Europe.