BYD Starts eBus Deliveries to Nobina in Sweden
The principal Public Transport Operator for Sweden and the Nordic region Nobina has taken delivery of the first of 13 BYD eBuses for
The principal Public Transport Operator for Sweden and the Nordic region Nobina has taken delivery of the first of 13 BYD eBuses for operation in Piteå in the north-east of Sweden, marking the start of services in northern Scandinavia’s challenging, often sub-zero degree climate. The new fleet will see BYD eBuses in operation close to the arctic circle at latitude 65.31º north, BYD’s most northerly customer delivery in Europe. The BYD fleet will be the first electric buses for Piteå, providing safe, quiet and emissions-free public transport for the city’s residents. The first new 12-metre eBus is handed-over to Nobina and will be joined by the remaining 12 vehicles, which will be ready for full operations to commence over the summer. Following this latest delivery, Nobina will have ordered in excess of 300 eBuses from BYD with more than 160 vehicles currently on services throughout the Nordic region.
With extremely cold environments providing the ultimate test for Electric Vehicle deployment, Nobina can be assured of vehicle reliability from its latest BYD fleet. BYD’s extensive testing in the region, supported by existing customer feedback from its customers elsewhere in Scandinavia, demonstrate that BYD’s world-class expertise in battery and electric-motor technology delivers proven reliability. In exceptionally hot climates too, PTOs are looking to BYD as the first-choice supplier of electric buses, with BYD eBuses now in operation on the Iberian Peninsula and throughout southern Europe.
Nobina’s new eBuses are manufactured at BYD’s state-of-the-art production facility in Komárom, Hungary, one of two BYD manufacturing plants in Europe.