BYD: large order for articulated ebuses in Norway

The Chinese manufacturer has been awarded by the transport company Nobina based in Oslo for the supply of 42 articulated electric buses. The vehicles are fitted with a pantograph and are scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2019. They will be added to the two articulated BYD ebuses put on service by Nobina in December 2017. This is the largest electric articulated fleet in Scandinavia. The new ebuses will replace a current fleet of diesel vehicles. Jan Volsdal, managing director of Nobina, said: “Over the next ten years Oslo is planning to run a zero emission public transport system and we, together with BYD, are making a big contribution to make this plan come true. We have good experiences with the two BYD artics that have been running in Oslo for half a year including the challenging winter months and we have confidence that the new fleet’s performance will meet our expectations.”