Egged, Israel’s largest public transport operator, has taken delivery of ten new 12-metre BYD single-deck eBuses with 100% emissions-free, pure-electric mobility.
The fleet of ten, two-door, low floor eBuses follows previous deliveries of BYD vehicles to Egged in 2017 – in Haifa – and go into service on Egged’s route 15 in Jerusalem following a special hand-over ceremony last week.
These latest deliveries also provide evidence of BYD’s eBus performance capabilities with its customers across a full range of climates – from hot, arid conditions in Israel, to cold, wintry conditions often found in Scandinavia.
In a related news, BYD has secured a fleet order for ten new 12-metre eBuses from public transport operator, Tüke Busz Zrt, in the southern Hungarian city of Pécs. The new fleet – the first electric buses in the city – will replace ageing diesel-powered vehicles with delivery scheduled for early 2020, and signaling the start of a longer-term whole-fleet conversion to electric mobility.
BYD’s 12-metre, three-door, low-floor eBus variant boasts a range of 300km on a single charge and, across the Tüke Busz Zrt new BYD fleet, will cover 900,000km per year – 10% of the company’s annual distance. BYD has also designed and installed the prerequisite charging infrastructure for the new fleet.
BYD embarked upon eBus field trials in Pécs five years ago, after which time the manufacturer has enjoyed significant growth. BYD has since established production facilities in both Hungary and France, emerging as market leader in several countries and proving popular with Local Authorities and bus operators across the continent.