BYD wins first Italian public tender for electric buses20 December 2016
Chinese bus manufacturer BYD has won Italy’s first public tender for pure electric buses, and will deliver 19 e-buses in a deal said to be worth over €10 million.
The contract is for long-range, full-size buses to operate on the Piedmont Region’s urban transport networks.
BYD will supply a fleet of 12-metre e-buses together with full service support for 10 years, and the vehicles will serve key cities of Piedmont from summer 2017.
“We have consistently said that we would have ‘lift off’ in Europe when our order book exceeded 100 e-buses,” says Isbrand Ho, managing director of BYD Europe.
“These Italian orders bring the current total to over 100 units – we have truly arrived. What a way to end the year.”
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