BYD has delivered ten electric buses to the public transport operator Tüke Busz in the Hungarian city of Pécs. The vehicles were also built in Hungary, more precisely at BYD’s Komárom plant.
From this plant, located in the very north of the country, the Chinese manufacturer serves numerous European markets. In this case, the ten vehicles did not have to be taken across the border, but instead had to be taken across the country to the southern Hungarian city of Pécs.
There, Tüke Busz plans to convert its entire fleet to battery-powered vehicles. The ten electric 12-meter low-floor buses from BYD now handed over replace diesel buses previously used in Pécs and were manufactured at BYD’s production facility in Komárom, Hungary. BYD specifies a range of 300 kilometers for the 12-meter model, the manufacturer’s best-selling series.
The order also includes the charging infrastructure for the buses painted in green. Since BYD also produces face masks, the company has handed over 2,000 masks each to the municipality of Pécs and to Tüke Busz together with the vehicles – the masks are to be used by the public transport operator primarily to protect the drivers.
BYD states in the announcement that the delivery date was still met “despite the initial Covid 19 restrictions”. With further easing of the restrictions in some European countries, the manufacturer expects to be able to make some more deliveries in the near future.
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