Nobina has taken delivery of the first of 13 BYD eBuses for operation in Piteå in the north-east of Sweden, marking the start of services in northern Scandinavia’s challenging, often sub-zero degree climate.
The new fleet will see BYD eBuses in operation close to the arctic circle at latitude 65.31º north – BYD’s most northerly customer delivery in Europe. The BYD fleet will be the first electric buses for Piteå.
Manufactured at BYD’s production facility in Komárom, Hungary, the first new 12m eBus has been handed over to Nobina, and will be joined by the remaining 12 vehicles in time for full operations to commence over the summer.
Following this latest delivery, Nobina will have ordered in excess of 300 eBuses from BYD with more than 160 vehicles currently on services throughout the Nordic region.
“Even if the Nordic region can be challenging, we are confident in the BYD technology that is proven end extensively tested,” says Jens Råsten”, fleet manager, Nobina Group.