BYD, the world’s leading NEV manufacturer, has recently been awarded another substantial order from Nobina in Finland for a total of 30 pure-electric buses. Nobina is the largest Public Transport Operator in the Nordic region, and this is the third significant order from Finland for zero-emission BYD eBuses.
Nobina’s latest order is divided equally between two size variants within the range of BYD eBuses. It comprises 15 units of 13-metre BYD low-entry electric buses with a further 15 units in BYD’s 15-metre low-entry option. It follows swiftly on from the previous 70-unit order placed last year by Nobina Finland. This most recent 30-unit order is scheduled for delivery to Helsinki at the end of 2022, ready for Nobina to enter the buses into daily service.
BYD and Nobina have a well-established commercial relationship, which started in 2015. Today, Nobina has around 300 BYD eBuses either in service, or on order in towns and cities across Sweden, Norway and Finland. In August 2021, BYD completed its delivery of 119 electric buses to Nobina for operation in Helsinki and Turku, which represented Finland’s largest ever eBus order. This was the precursor to a further order from Nobina Finland for 70 latest generation BYD eBuses in November, and subsequently, this most recent order for 30 units, all destined for Helsinki.
This latest order is a testament to the proven track record of the many BYD electric buses already in service for Nobina, a company that has a clearly defined strategy for sustainability in public transportation and renowned for its social and environmental ethics. The successful integration of BYD pure-electric buses into Nobina’s expanding eco-friendly fleet has led to these sizeable orders.
Powered by new generation BYD Iron-Phosphate Battery technology, which provides optimised battery life and ultra-safe performance, the 13-metre BYD low-entry electric buses and 15-metre BYD low-entry eBuses can offer an impressive single charge driving range of up to 300km and 400km respectively. BYD electric buses are equipped with a Battery Thermal Management System to enhance reliability in all extremes of climate, making them the ideal choice for Nordic operations. Stylish inside and out, BYD electric buses utilise new and improved interior and exterior materials to make the electric buses even more aesthetically-pleasing, while providing a comfortable, safe and eco-friendly environment for passengers.
BYD is renowned globally for its pioneering innovations in world-leading technology and integrated eco-solutions. BYD is committed to proactive collaborations to help like-minded partners adopt eMobility solutions to reduce the environmental impact of public travel.
More than 600 BYD eBuses are now in service, or on order, across Scandinavia, collectively covering 40 million kilometres, reducing CO2 emissions by over 44,000 tonnes.