Sweden’s largest bus operator has chosen again the pure-electric BYD eBuses. The two separate deliveries this week totaling 34 vehicles. The supply includes 18 low-floor 18.6-metre articulated eBuses for the city of Linköping and a total of 16 12-metre eBuses assigned for various services throughout the province of Halland on Sweden’s south-western coast.

The 18.6-metre articulated model offers enhanced passenger capacity,  approximately 105 (37 seated) and, thanks to its centre-pivot design, boasts an impressively narrow 24-metre turning circle. For its Halland operation, Nobina has selected BYD’s best-selling 12-metre low-floor model with 26-seats and total carrying capacity of 68.

Nobina’s total intake of eBuses from BYD now exceeds 160 units; either in operation or on order, and including an order for 13 12-metre models earlier in April for the town of Piteå in the north-east of Sweden.

BYD now has nearly 300 eBuses either delivered or on order with PTA fleets right across Scandinavia.

“Despite the coronavirus pandemic, we have remained steadfast in our commitment to supporting Public Transport Operators with our products and services,” said Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, BYD Europe, “our customers are clearly planning ahead and they need to rely on BYD to continue the partnership – even when times are tough.

“Nobina is an excellent example of a forward-thinking bus operator”, Isbrand continued,  “an operator that understands that a sustainable, pure-electric bus fleet can deliver high levels of productivity while appealing to more and more passengers who demand clean, sustainable public transport.”

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