Greater Paris Receives First Electric Coach from BYD
In a concerted effort to limit its most polluting vehicles, the City of Paris has introduced a Low Emission Zone to restrict greenhouse gas emissions in the French capital. The LEZ will include the area’s first pure electric coach from the world’s leading electric bus and coach manufacturer, BYD. Manufactured at BYD France’s production facility in Beauvais in the Oise region, the pure electric, zero emission 13 metre coach has a 59 seat capacity and will be put into service in the coming days. The electric coach boasts an average single-charge range of 200 kilometres and can be recharged in a few hours. The vehicle will provide the same services as a diesel coach for school, extracurricular activities and occasional transport services for citizens generally.
The introduction of the BYD electric coach forms part of Ile-de-France’s plan to protect the environment and to promote the use of the cleanest vehicles. The aim is also to deliver a rapid impact on improving air quality and so limit the local population’s exposure to pollution.
BYD eCoach Passengers from the City of Drancy will be able to move around Paris with complete peace-of-mind and without contributing to CO2 emissions. The vehicle will provide access to an ever-increasing number of cultural and sporting activities for the people of Drancy: young people, old people, sportsmen and women and associations.