BYD delivers five electric buses to Deutsche Bahn

BYD has delivered five 12m eBuses to Deutsche Bahn in Germany as part of a framework agreement. 

The official handover took place in Ettlingen in the district of Karlsruhe.

The new generation 422kWh battery delivers a driving range in excess of 400km on a single charge, according to BYD.

“These are the first BYD vehicles in our fleet and hopefully there will be more,” says DB Regio Bus head of operative fleet management Michael Lechelt.

“Recently, we have seen an increase in demand from the PTAs for vehicles with alternative drive and especially for buses with electric drive. Therefore, we assume we will see more vehicles in our fleet during the next weeks and months. 

The vehicles have an impressive long range. Even with extreme temperatures during the winter and fully loaded, the vehicles will manage their routes.”