The bus operator Busitalia Veneto in Padua has ordered six electric buses from BYD. The six 12m buses will likely be delivered in the next months.
Italy is fertile ground for the Chinese manufacturer: As of 2014, BYD e-buses have been on Milan’s streets, and in Turin and Novara as of last year. The new buses in Padua will bring the total of BYD buses in Italy to 31.
Even if orders are starting to pour in from all over the world, the most lucrative market for BYD is still back home in China. Two weeks ago, the company made an ad-hoc announcement to investors that they had pulled two very large orders on land to deliver e-buses. This time for more than 4,000 electric buses for a number of companies in Guangzhou.