DUTCH CONNEXXION EBUS ORDER FOR BYD
The ebuses will enter service in Haarlem city from September 2017. Each bus is expected to cover 85-90,000km a year, with huge savings of emissions of harmful exhaust gases when compared with diesel-powered vehicles (BYD ebuses emit no pollution at all). As well as being emission free the BYD ebuses are much cheaper to operate too thanks to the lower cost of electrical energy. The agreement signed today calls for the in-service support of the buses by BYD for a 10-year period.
These are the first all-electric buses to be ordered by Connexxion for service in the capital city of North-Holland, Haarlem. Connexxion is the first public transport company in the Netherlands to take a prominent role in the transition to zero emission public transport. After the implementation in the city of Eindhoven of the one of the biggest zero emission fleets in Europe, the Haarlem region is now following.