Sweden: Transdev Orders 52 BYD Electric Buses

Public transport operator, Transdev AB has ordered 52 BYD electric buses for use in Gästrikland, Sweden.

This is the largest order that Transdev has placed with BYD for electric buses since 2015.

BYD Transdev
BYD 15-metre low-entry eBus
Fredrik Beckius, General Manager Transdev in Gästrikland/Hälsingland, said:

“We are very pleased to be able to help drive the transition to a zero-emission fleet in the region. BYD is one of the market leaders in electric buses and their products are well-matched to the requirements set in the procurement process.

“The fact that as many as 52 out of 66 regional buses will be powered by electricity will have a significant impact on both emissions and noise levels. We know from experience that this will have a positive effect on passengers, drivers and those who live and move in the community. For Transdev, sustainability is an important issue, and we are confident that BYD as a supplier meets our requirements throughout its production chain.”

The order includes 8 12-metre low-floor BYD electric buses and 44 15-metre low-entry units.

The 15-metre buses feature upgraded BYD iron-phosphate battery technology that provides enhanced safety, range and reliability. Each vehicle thus has a range of 450 kilometres on a single charge.

In addition, BYD’s 6-in-1 controller integrates the bus’ entire ecosystem to offer greater operational efficiency. This includes a battery thermal management system, which enables the buses to reliably operate in extreme climates.

Edison Yin, BYD Regional Manager Nordics, said:

“BYD is very pleased to receive this substantial eBus order from Transdev, with whom we have a long-established business relationship that continues to evolve. We are proud to support Transdev as they expand their green fleet of zero-emission electric buses in Sweden, a country that, like BYD, is prioritising sustainability and eco-friendly solutions. BYD eBuses are playing a pivotal role in empowering the electrification of public transport across the Nordics, and we expect our latest pioneering technology to further accelerate this transition as we continue to innovate and inspire eMobility on a global scale.”

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