BYD to supply 15 buses to Arriva Spanish subsidiary
BYD has been awarded an order for 15 electric buses from Empresa de Blas y Cia, a Spanish subsidiary of Arriva. The order comprises 12 buses at 12m length and three 13m, the latter being the first order for this eBus model in the Iberian market. Delivery of the eBuses is planned for 2023 and Arriva will operate them as part of a daily service in the city of Alcorcón, located to the southwest of Madrid. Arriva also runs intercity routes from Alcorcón and Mostoles to Madrid, for which the 13m eBuses will primarily be used.
Arriva’s Antonio Cendrero says: “We are committed to providing the highest level of service for customers. The purchase of these vehicles allows for us to quickly advance in our plan for zero-emission mobility, expanding the electric fleet equipped with the most cutting-edge technologies to support sustainability, safety, and efficiency.”
Joaquín Bellido, BYD Iberia eBus sales director, adds: “This first ever order for 13-metre eBuses in Iberia underlines BYD’s achievement and expansion in a growing market across Europe. We are committed to continuously expanding our electric bus fleet to help establish a zero-emission transport system in the region, and further accelerate decarbonisation within the Iberian peninsula.”
BYD now has over 200 eBuses in service or on order across Iberia.