BYD Premieres New Electric Buses at Busworld

Earlier this week, BYD premiered two new electric buses at Busworld Europe in Brussels.

This included the world premiere of its 13-metre electric intercity double-decker coach: the BYD-UNVI DD13, which was developed in collaboration with coach bodybuild specialist, UNVI.

In addition, the 12-metre BYD eBus B12 made its European debut at the exhibition. This model is the first bus to feature BYD’s Blade Battery Chassis, offering enhanced safety, energy efficiency and range.

BYD's press conference at Busworld Europe
BYD’s press conference at Busworld Europe
Javier Contijoch, eBus Sales VP of BYD Europe, said:

“We are delighted to present two of our latest eBus innovations at such a prestigious event for bus and coach operators in Europe. It provides the perfect platform for us to showcase BYD’s groundbreaking technologies in electric bus development. We are especially proud to launch the BYD B12 and the truly revolutionary Blade Battery Chassis, making eMobility safer and more energy efficient than ever before. Similarly, we are excited about our collaboration with UNVI as the BYD-UNVI DD13 double-decker makes a world-first appearance, bringing new opportunities for customised eBus solutions.”

These new buses joined two established BYD models on show at Busworld 2023: the BYD eBus B19 and the BYD eBus B15.

BYD-UNVI DD13 Intercity Double-Decker

BYD has partnered with UNVI to produce a new 13-metre double-decker coach for European public transport operators.

BYD-UNVI DD13 Intercity Double-Decker
The BYD-UNVI DD13 intercity double-decker coach

This collaboration brings together BYD’s expertise in battery and chassis technology with UNVI’s experience in body design and build technology.

The customisable model is also equipped with ADAS technology to meet greater safety standards.

BYD eBus B12 with Blade Battery Chassis

With its latest generation of 12-metre electric buses, BYD has presented its new electric bus chassis featuring a Lithium Iron Phosphate Blade Battery.

The BYD eBus B12
The BYD eBus B12

The chassis uses a new 6-in-1 controller with Silicon Carbide technology, along with with two wheel hub hairpin motors.

BYD states that this combination offers enhanced energy efficiency, performance and durability. With a maximum capacity of 500kWh, the Blade battery also delivers a range of up to 600 kilometres on a single charge.

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