Four city operators in Italy order 13 BYD pure electric Midibuses
Eight Midibuses will be joining the Turin operator GTT’s fleet of twenty 12-metre long BYD e-buses. AMAG in Alessandria and BUSCOMPANY are taking two each, while the operator in nearby Saluzzo and CHIESA in Carmagnola is ordering one.
The Midibuses for these Italian operators share standard specifications of two doors, low entry steps and 8.75m overall length. The new model e-buses have in-service range of 150-200km and two battery packs delivering total power of 174 kWh. The total passenger capacity is 58.
The buses will be built in BYD’s plants in China and are scheduled for delivery in the second half of 2018.
“These orders are doubly significant for BYD: they further underline our growing position in the important Italian bus market where we are making progress in the face of strong competition and they also represent a vote of confidence in our latest model, the Midibus”, said Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, BYD Europe.
“In fact, in this month alone we are able to announce orders for our largest ever vehicles – two 18m articulated ebuses – from our most northerly customer, Nobina in Norway, as well as these 13 vehicles – our smallest model – for our most southerly mainland European customers in Piedmont”.