BYD, the world’s leading electric bus manufacturer, has received orders for its best-selling 40-foot model from Public Transport Operators (PTOs) in Spain and Portugal, further strengthening its position as the preferred electric bus supplier across the Iberian Peninsula.
BYD has received a new order for two 40-foot buses from Transportes Urbanos de Santander (TUS) – the first ever electric buses for northern Spain’s coastal city of Santander. BYD is now present in towns and cities throughout the Iberian Peninsula, with over 80 electric buses in service, collectively clocking-up over 5 million zero-emission kilometers (3.2 million miles) and off-setting 5,000 tons in CO2 emissions. Further afield, BYD now has 2,000 pure-electric vehicles either delivered or on order throughout Europe.
BYD recently received an order additional five pure-electric, 100% emissions-free, 40-foot buses by the Coimbra Municipal Transportation Service (SMTUC) in Portugal scheduled for delivery before the end of this year. SMTUC received eight buses in 2019. The repeat order comes following excellent in-service experience, with the existing BYD fleet meeting the demands of Coimbra’s challenging route profiles.
Globally, BYD is one of the world’s leading New Energy Vehicle (NEV) manufacturers and the world’s leading electric bus manufacturer. BYD has delivered over 65,000 pure-electric buses and coaches worldwide, and its NEV footprint can be found in over 300 cities, operating in more than 50 countries and regions.
With coronavirus restrictions beginning to ease, and with passenger demand expected to increase steadily, BYD is delighted to be partnering both SMTUC and TUS as they both begin to supply pure-electric, sustainable, transport solutions for the people of Coimbra and Santander. BYD has continued to support PTOs during the pandemic, and has also successfully completed all bus deliveries despite Europe-wide restrictions and supply chain interruptions.
“People want clean transport – a sustainable future,” said Isbrand Ho, BYD Europe Managing Director. “BYD has the solution with our 100% emissions-free, pure-electric range of buses and coaches.”
BYD Company Ltd. is one of China’s largest privately-owned enterprises. Since its inception in 1995, the company quickly developed solid expertise in rechargeable batteries and became a relentless advocate of sustainable development, successfully expanding its renewable energy solutions globally with operations in over 50 countries and regions. Its creation of a Zero Emissions Energy Ecosystem – comprising affordable solar power generation, reliable energy storage and cutting-edge electrified transportation – has made it an industry leader in the energy and transportation sectors. BYD is listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. More information on the company can be found at http://www.byd.com.
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