BYD France has delivered the first electric coach to Drancy, Paris. Manufactured at BYD’s production facility in Beauvais in the Oise region, the electric, zero-emission 13m coach has a 59-seat capacity and boasts an average single-charge range of 200km.
The BYD 13M eCoach was handed over at an official ceremony in the city of Drancy.
Aude Lagarde, mayor of Drancy, says: “The City of Drancy already has a significant number of clean cars. In order to continue our commitment to a more ecological transport infrastructure, and to continue to provide a transport service to the people of Drancy while respecting the environment, we wanted to invest in a high-performance electric coach.
“Our new BYD electric coach has sufficient autonomy for our needs and has accessibility for wheelchair users, too.”
Isbrand Ho, managing director, BYD Europe, adds: “We are proud that our pure electric and zero-emission coach will be contributing to improving the quality of life for passengers – particularly the children – in Drancy and more broadly in Greater Paris.
“In the coming weeks, other municipalities in the Ile-de-France region will receive their first BYD electric coaches so, along with Drancy, they can continue to take school and extra-curricular outings in Paris.”