BYD has been awarded an e-bus order in Sweden from Transdev AB for 52 vehiclees. It’s the largest order that Transdev has placed with BYD for electric buses since 2015, when it first introduced the BYD brand to its fleet.

This new order comprises 8 units of 12-metre low-floor BYD e-buses and 44 units of 15-metre low-entry BYD vehicles. They will be delivered to the province of Gästrikland on the east coast of Sweden.

There are now more than 700 BYD e-buses, in service or on order, within the Nordic Region, and over 3,000 in Europe, manufacturer says. According to the just-released figures on 2022 electric bus market in Europe, BYD has registered 322 vehicles in 2022, with a market share of 7.8%

BYD e-buses for Transdev in Sweden

The 15-metre BYD e-buses, representing the majority of the latest order from Transdev, benefit from upgraded BYD Iron-Phosphate Battery technology for enhanced safety, range and reliability.

The 15-metre BYD electric buses have a range of 450 km (SORT II), the Chinese group says.

“Fundamental to the overall performance is BYD’s unique 6-in-1 controller integrating the entire ecosystem of the bus for improved reliability and increased operational efficiency. Intelligent systems are pivotal to optimised range, safety and comfort, and include BYD’s highly efficient Battery Thermal Management System, enabling the buses to reliably operate in extreme climatic conditions”, BYD says.

BYD – Transdev: 52 out of 66 e-buses in regional operations

Fredrik Beckius, General Manager Transdev in Gästrikland/Hälsingland, said, “We are very pleased to be able to help drive the transition to a zero-emission fleet in the region. BYD is one of the market leaders in electric buses and their products are well-matched to the requirements set in the procurement process. The fact that as many as 52 out of 66 regional buses will be powered by electricity will have a significant impact on both emissions and noise levels. We know from experience that this will have a positive effect on passengers, drivers and those who live and move in the community. For Transdev, sustainability is an important issue, and we are confident that BYD as a supplier meets our requirements throughout its production chain.”

Edison Yin, BYD Regional Manager Nordics, commented: “BYD is very pleased to receive this substantial eBus order from Transdev, with whom we have a long-established business relationship that continues to evolve. We are proud to support Transdev as they expand their green fleet of zero-emission electric buses in Sweden, a country that, like BYD, is prioritising sustainability and eco-friendly solutions. BYD eBuses are playing a pivotal role in empowering the electrification of public transport across the Nordics, and we expect our latest pioneering technology to further accelerate this transition as we continue to innovate and inspire eMobility on a global scale.”

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