BYD Makes First Delivery of Electric Buses to Bergkvarabuss in Sweden

BYD made its first ever delivery of electric buses to the Public Transport Operator, Bergkvarabuss in Skåne, Sweden, enabling pure-electric buses to be used for regional and long-distance transportation in Sweden for the first time.

The initial delivery of 45 BYD electric buses marks the first phase of a substantial order for 79 units placed by Bergkvarabuss earlier this year. The order spans the spectrum of BYD pure-electric zero-emission buses, all featuring the latest cutting-edge technology.

Bergkvarabuss BYD e-bus

A new Bergkvarabuss e-bus
Per Thorsell, CEO of Bergkvarabuss, said:

“As one of Sweden’s largest bus companies, it is important to us that we are involved and lead the development in the industry, which this demonstrates. Public transport in Sweden is an important player in addressing climate change within our society and I am proud that Bergkvarabuss is involved and contributes to this, by offering zero-emission transportation solutions to its passengers. The 100% electric vehicles from BYD enable safe, sustainable and comfortable regional bus transportation and we will be charging them using green electricity marked with the ‘Good Environmental Choice label’.”

 

Once in service, the BYD buses will connect six designated cities in the Swedish region of Skåne, including Ängelholm, Malmö, Trelleborg, Ystad, Simrishamn and Sjöbo. While the buses are new to Bergkvarabuss, BYD electric buses already enjoy popularity in the wider Nordic region, and in other parts of Sweden, as theyremain reliable even in extreme cold temperatures.

The first delivery to Bergkvarabuss includes four of BYD’s 40-foot electric buses, as well as brand new models to BYD’s electric bus range; 18 in the 42-foot category with a further 23 units of BYD 50-foot models.

All the pure-electric buses benefit from the latest generation BYD Iron-Phosphate Battery Technology, which delivers delivers long driving ranges. BYD’s battery thermal management system also provides enhanced battery life and optimises safety. Technical innovation from BYD extends further to the 6-in-1 controller, which integrates the vehicle’s primary electronic components.

Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, BYD Europe B.V., said:

“We are delighted to make our first ever delivery to Bergkvarabuss, and proud that they will be the first electric buses to be used on regional routes in Sweden. The Nordic market sets an excellent example in embracing green transportation, and the fast-growing presence of BYD zero-emission electric buses is making a positive contribution to this. We welcome Bergkvarabuss onboard as a new customer and look forward to supporting them with clean, reliable and safe solutions in electric buses both now, and in the future.”

 

This article was originally published by BYD.

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