BYD premieres two new pure-electric buses at Busworld 2023, alongside two existing models in Europe: the BYD eBus B19 (18.75m) and the BYD eBus B15 (15m), as announced.

The 12-metre BYD eBus B12 and the BYD-UNVI DD13 Double-Decker coach both make their European debut at the Expo.

What is worth mentioning, all-new 12-metre BYD eBus is the first bus to utilise BYD’s Blade Battery Chassis bringing a new level of safety and energy efficiency, and exceptional range.

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BYD at Busworld with new e-bus family

With BYD’s latest generation of 12-metre electric buses, BYD presents its revolutionary all-new pure-electric bus chassis which integrates the Lithium Iron Phosphate Blade Battery within the chassis structure. This Blade Battery Chassis technology also utilises a new 6-in-1 controller with Silicon Carbide technology, together with two wheel hub hairpin motors. Combined, “these bring a multitude of benefits to BYD’s 12-metre eBus including enhanced energy efficiency, performance and durability”, BYD says.

The Blade Battery, with a maximum capacity of 500kWh, delivers a stated range of 600 km in one charge.

The all-new BYD – UNVI e-bus

The alliance brings together BYD’s expertise in world-leading battery and chassis technology and UNVI’s exceptional experience in body design and build technology.

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Javier Contijoch, eBus Sales VP of BYD Europe, says: “We are delighted to present two of our latest eBus innovations at such a prestigious event for bus and coach operators in Europe. It provides the perfect platform for us to showcase BYD’s groundbreaking technologies in electric bus development. We are especially proud to launch the BYD B12 and the truly revolutionary Blade Battery Chassis, making eMobility safer and more energy efficient than ever before. Similarly, we are excited about our collaboration with UNVI as the BYD-UNVI DD13 double-decker makes a world-first appearance, bringing new opportunities for customised eBus solutions. BYD has, for over a decade, been at the pinnacle of electric bus innovation and we are committed to inspiring zero-emission eMobility on a global scale. These new pure-electric buses show our relentless dedication to technological advancements in this field.”

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