BYD eBus Delivery Unites Slovakia & Hungary
Leading electric bus manufacturer BYD united the people of Slovakia and Hungary with the delivery of BYD’s best-selling 12-metre eBus to Volánbusz Zrt, one of Hungary’s largest public transport operators, bringing daily electric bus services across the Danube river in the city of Komárom in Komárno for the first time. This is also the first BYD eBus for Volánbusz in Komárom, following deliveries elsewhere in Hungary including ten 12-metre models for Pécs last summer and BYD’s first eBus delivery in Hungary in 2018, also a 12-metre model, in the city of Salgótarján. Volánbusz will deploy its new BYD eBus on an intensive daily service across the Danube river, delivering pure-electric, emissions-free public transport for the citizens in Komárom and Komárno for the first time.
Volánbusz’s latest low-floor BYD vehicle delivers a 300km single-charge range from its 348kWh battery capacity. The two-door model will also provide class-leading safety and high levels of comfort for passengers. BYD’s 12-metre eBus remains the company’s, and the European market’s, best-selling electric bus.
The historic ‘sister’ city on the Danube comprises Komárom in Hungary on the south bank of the river, with Komárno in Slovakia to the north. Although the city resides across two countries, no border control exists as both Slovakia and Hungary are part of the unifying Shengen Area. From today, citizens on both sides of the river can travel between the two countries on board an electric bus for the first time.