Nobina in Finland has ordered 30 BYD electric buses, the third significant zero-emission bus order from Finland for the manufacturer.
Nobina’s latest order is divided equally between two size variants within the range of BYD eBuses. It comprises 15 units of 13m BYD low-entry eBuses and 15 of the 15m low-entry option. It follows from the previous 70-unit order placed last year by Nobina Finland, and this recent order is scheduled for delivery to Helsinki at the end of 2022.
Today, Nobina has around 300 BYD eBuses either in service, or on order in towns and cities across Sweden, Norway and Finland. In August 2021, BYD completed its delivery of 119 eBuses to Nobina for operation in Helsinki and Turku, which represented Finland’s largest ever eBus order.
Petri Auno, CEO, Nobina in Finland, says: “We will commence operation of the BYD eBuses from our biggest depot in Espoo at the beginning of next year and continue to replenish our fleet with clean, zero-emissions solutions that are kind to the environment. Together with BYD, we keep the society moving every day, in a sustainable way.”
Isbrand Ho, general manager, commercial vehicle business centre at BYD Europe, adds: “BYD has a long and solid association with Nobina, and we are delighted to receive this third substantial order for our pure-electric eBuses for Finland. BYD’s environmental beliefs and core values for sustainability are perfectly aligned with Nobina’s vision.”