Sweden’s Nobina orders 26 BYD e-buses
The Swedish bus operator Nobina has ordered 26 electric buses from BYD, which will be delivered in the summer of 2019. With the new order, BYD counts more than 100 orders for their buses in Scandinavia.
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The order specifically requires eleven 12m buses for use in Lidköping, ten 18m articulated buses for Borås and five Midi buses (8.7m) for use in the Ale community. BYD announced that the Midi buses would be the first of theirs to be delivered to Scandinavia. Orders for buses of this type were only marked from the Netherlands and Italy so far. Furthermore, Sweden is the second country in Europe to use BYD articulated buses.
Isbrand Ho, Managing Director from BYD Europe, underlined that “Scandinavia has become the fastest growing market for BYD in Europe and is a remarkable success story particularly given both the tough climatic conditions and the strong competitors.” The Chinese manufacturer announced that they have sold more than 600 buses in Europe.
Update 06.05.2019: Nobina has ordered a further 20 electric buses from BYD. These are 18-metre articulated buses of the BYD K11 type, deliveries of which are scheduled to start at the end of 2019. Nobina ordered 36 electric buses from BYD last year. With a total of 138 vehicles, Nobina will be BYD’s largest bus fleet customer in the Nordic region.
This latest electric bus order will be fulfilled in two deliveries with four electric vehicles destined for the Barkarby district of Stockholm, and 16 for the city of Linköping.