BYD has delivered the first 45 eBuses of an order for 79 units for Bergkvarabuss in Skåne, Sweden. It is the first time that pure-electric buses will be used for regional and long distance transportation in Sweden.
The BYD eBuses will connect six cities in the Swedish region of Skåne, including Ängelholm, Malmö, Trelleborg, Ystad, Simrishamn and Sjöbo. While the buses are new to Bergkvarabuss, BYD eBuses are already operating in the Nordic region, and in other parts of Sweden.
The first delivery to Bergkvarabuss includes four of BYD’s best-selling 12m eBuses, as well as brand new models to BYD’s electric bus range; 18 in the 13m category with a further 23 units of BYD 15m models.
The latest BYD 15m eBuses offer a single charge range of 400km under SORT test conditions.
“Public transport in Sweden is an important player in addressing climate change within our society and I am proud that Bergkvarabuss is involved and contributes to this, by offering zero-emission transportation solutions to its passengers,” says Per Thorsell, CEO, Bergkvarabuss.
Isbrand Ho, managing director, BYD Europe, adds: “We are delighted to make our first ever delivery to Bergkvarabuss, and proud that they will be the first electric buses to be used on regional routes in Sweden. The Nordic market sets an excellent example in embracing green transportation, and the fast growing presence of BYD zero-emission electric buses is making a positive contribution to this.”