DB Regio Bus Orders 5 Electric Bus from BYD
Leading electric bus manufacturer BYD has secured its first order from DB Regio Bus, the national bus transport division of one of Germany’s
Leading electric bus manufacturer BYD has secured its first order from DB Regio Bus, the national bus transport division of one of Germany’s largest transport operators, Deutsche Bahn. The order features BYD’s latest generation 12-metre eBus model, equipped with a host of new technical innovations. Initially, a total of five pure-electric, emissions-free 12-metre BYD eBuses will enter service with DB Regio Bus later this year in Ettlingen, in the federal state of Baden-Württemburg. It is the second delivery of BYD electric buses in Germany after 22 vehicles were handed over in October 2020 to Public Transport Operators in Gelsenkirchen and Bochum.
The order from DB Regio Bus is also the first for BYD’s latest generation 12-metre, low-floor eBus model. Launched at Busworld in 2019, the new, enhanced model features a host of upgrades including an all-new air-conditioning system, a ‘6-in-1’ controller which integrates the vehicle’s principle electronic components, a larger capacity 422 kWh battery capacity, and BYD’s FleetLink vehicle monitoring system to provide PTO’s with a highly effective fleet management tool. From an interior and exterior design perspective, BYD’s iF award-winning ‘Home from Home’ concept combines a dynamic visual aesthetic with high levels of safety and comfort to deliver a complete sense of well-being for passengers.