BYD secures landmark eBus order for largest Israel operator

BYD has won the majority share of Israel’s largest electric bus tender. The order for 100 eBuses has been placed by Egged, Israel’s largest city and intercity public transport operator. 

The order comes as part of Egged’s initiative to expand its fleet of zero-emissions buses with the support of Israel’s Public Transport Authority and the Ministry for Environmental Protection. 

This is the largest order for BYD eBuses in Israel to date. Egged has been a customer of BYD since 2017, and already has 24 BYD eBuses in its fleet currently operating in Haifa and Jerusalem.

The new eBuses are due for delivery before the end of 2022. Across Israel, there are currently 37 BYD electric buses in operation in the cities of Haifa, Jersualem, Tel Aviv, Modin and the Sharon area which combined, have covered five million electric kilometres.

Nir Landau, director, Egged procurement division, says: “This is a clear signal of our commitment to transitioning to zero-emission transportation for a better environment for Israeli residents.”

Isbrand Ho, managing director, BYD Europe, adds: “BYD is very honoured to be awarded the majority share of this historic eBus order for Israel which will support the country in its mission to roll out reliable, safe and practical electric-mobility solutions for zero-emissions public transport. Egged is a longstanding and valued customer of BYD with first-hand experience of operating our pure-electric eBuses.”