BYD has completed a delivery of ten eBuses to public transport operator, Tüke Busz Zrt, in the southern Hungarian city of Pécs, representing the first electric buses for the city. The vehicles were manufactured at BYD’s production facility in Komárom, Hungary.
The eBus fleet handover begins a longer-term commitment from Tüke Busz Zrt to convert its entire fleet to battery electric power. Despite the initial COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, BYD says it was able to meet the planned delivery date for Tüke Busz Zrt.
Tüke Busz Zrt’s new eBus fleet consists of BYD’s 12m low-floor model, and will replace older diesel-powered buses. The 12m model delivers a range of 300km on a single charge and, across the new BYD fleet, will cover 900,000km per year– 10 per cent of the Tüke Busz Zrt’s annual mileage. Charging infrastructure for the company’s new fleet has also been designed and installed by BYD.
Pécs’s mayor Attila Péterffy says: “The 10 new electric buses are a big and serious step on the road to a truly green Pécs. The leadership of Pécs is committed to continuing on this path and to do everything possible here, locally, to protect the environment and the climate.
“We have found an excellent partner in BYD, and I sincerely hope that we will be able to work together many more times to further develop public transport in Pécs in a sustainable way.”
Isbrand Ho, managing director, BYD Europe, adds: “This is a landmark day for the future of public transport in Hungary. The citizens of Pécs will experience for the first time a new way to travel – one that is safe, quiet, comfortable and completely emissions-free.”