BYD delivers eBuses to Nobina in Sweden

BYD 12-metre eBus in Piteå
BYD 12-metre eBus in Piteå

BYD continues to expand its presence in Europe and delivers more eBuses with LFP (LiFePO4) batteries. This time it’s Sweden that gets the new eBuses made in Komárom, Hungary by BYD.

 

 

Nobina, the principal Public Transport Operator (PTO) for Sweden and the Nordic region, 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.

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.

The first new 12-metre eBus is handed-over to Nobina yesterday, 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.

To date, there are well in excess of 1,800 BYD eBuses in operation or on order with PTOs right across Europe. Globally, BYD has delivered more than 65,000 pure-electric buses and coaches, with the BYD brand now established in over 300 cities in more than 50 countries and regions.

 

Nobina is nordic region’s largest public transport operator and ordered more than 300 eBuse from BYD.

 

When electrified, it’s the public transportation that gets the highest ROI (Return of Investment). Unlike personal transportation, fleets used for public transportation are in use most of the day, not parked somewhere. Good public electric transportation should be our priority.

Moreover, nowadays almost every eBus gets cobalt-free batteries thanks to the LFP chemistry.

This is great news!

 

 

More info:

https://bydeurope.com/article/365

https://www.nobina.com/

Pedro Lima

My interest in electric transportation is mostly political. I’m tired of coups and wars for oil. My expectation is that the adoption of electric transportation will be a factor for peace and democracy all over the world.

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Marcel
4 months ago

Yes, this is great news indeed. When South American cities are buying hundreds of e-buses, there can’t be any real impediment for North American or European cities to follow.