The largest bus company in Israel has ordered seven fully electric buses from BYD to serve in Jerusalem. 17 electric buses by the Chinese manufacturer have been on the road in Haifa since 2017, for which the new order is a follow-up.
Since the follow-up order came through, it is safe to assume that the 17 electric buses performed well in the hilly Haifa topography, prompting Egged to order an e-bus fleet for Jerusalem as well.
The procurement is part of a larger public transport electrification project in Israel according to BYD, which aims to electrify major cities. The initiative is being supported by both the ministry for the environment and the ministry for traffic.