BYD Strengthens Position in Southwestern Europe
Leading eBus manufacturer BYD has received orders for its best-selling 12-metre eBus model from Public Transport Operators in Spain and Portugal, further strengthening its position as the preferred electric bus supplier for a number of major PTOs across the Iberian Peninsula. BYD has received a new order for two 12-metre eBuses from Transportes Urbanos de Santander, the first ever electric buses for northern Spain’s coastal city of Santander. BYD is now present in towns and cities throughout the Iberian Peninsula, with over 80 eBuses currently in service, collectively clocking-up over 5 million zero-emission kilometres and off-setting 5,000 tonnes in CO2 emissions. Further afield, BYD now has 2,000 pure-electric vehicles either delivered or on order with Local Authorities and PTOs throughout Europe.
Meanwhile, BYD has recently received an order additional five pure-electric, 100% emissions-free, 12-metre BYD eBuses by the Coimbra Municipal Transportation Service (SMTUC) in Portugal scheduled for delivery before the end of this year, after eight vehicles were supplied into the Portuguese PTO in 2019. The repeat order comes following excellent in-service experience, with the existing BYD fleet meeting the demands of Coimbra’s challenging route profiles.