Nobina - Sweden’s and the Nordic region’s largest bus operator - recently placed an order for an additional 20 BYD K11 18-metre articulated electric buses.
Together with previous orders, Nobina already received or is awaiting 138 BYD buses, which makes it one of the biggest customers in Europe.
The latest 20 buses will be delivered by the end of this year to Barkarby district of Stockholm (four vehicles), the city of Linköping (16 vehicles).
So far, BYD sold (delivered or received orders for) over 700 all-electric buses in Europe.
"The latest electric bus order follows Nobina’s order for 26 BYD vehicles last autumn, comprising 11-off 12.0-metre eBuses, ten 18.0-metre articulated eBuses and five 8.7m midi-buses – all scheduled for delivery this summer.
36 BYD eBuses are running successfully in several Swedish cities including Eskilstuna, Ängelholm and Norrtälje and Landskrona – with around 70 further BYD eBuses scheduled for delivery in Norway and Denmark. Recent sales successes reaffirm the electric bus manufacturer’s growing presence in Europe, including orders in Netherlands, France and Italy. Over 700 BYD eBuses are now in operation or on order throughout Europe."
"The drive towards emission-free transport is an essential objective for Nobina. Nobina’s latest emission-free BYD eBuses are powered by new generation, cobalt-free, BYD Iron-Phosphate batteries offering high levels of performance, operational safety and are produced to rigorous environmental standards."
Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, BYD Europe said:
“This is a significant addition to an already substantial investment in our eBus products from Nobina, the electric bus market in Sweden and, indeed, throughout the Nordic countries, is growing rapidly and BYD remains well placed to supply the right products for a wide range of operations.”
Martin Atterhall, Fleet Manager, Nobina Group said:
“Nobina is stengthening the position as the leading operator of electric bus solutions and sustainable public transport services in the Nordics. Where the technical e-mobility concept by BYD has proven to fit perfectly well into the high demands among customers and PTAs in the Nordics regarding flexibility, total transport economy, quality and reliability.”