First delivery of BYD electric buses in Portugal. The supply consist of eight BYD eBuses in a length of 12 meters. The vehicles have been handed over by the Coimbra Municipal Transportation Service (SMTUC).

Coimbra’s new eBus fleet follows a number of major fleet deliveries in recent weeks for BYD with public transport users demonstrating a growing commitment to 100% emissions-free, pure-electric mobility, as illustrated by Portugal’s Minister for Environment & Energy Transition, João Pedro Matos Fernandes. “By 2050,” he said, “we will have all ground mobility driven by electricity or hydrogen.”

Isbrand Ho, Managing Director at BYD Europe, said, “We are delighted to have planted a BYD flag in Portugal’s bus market,  it’s a very important country for the future of electric mobility with a number of Portuguese cities expressing progressive views on clean, 100% emissions-free transport. Local Authorities across Portugal will be keeping a close eye on Coimbra and the many benefits,  social and financial, which it can expect over the coming months and years.”

BYD eBuses x il Portogallo 2019