TURIN AND NOVARA DRIVE ELECTRIC
The delivery of three 12m BYD ebuses to the municipality of these cities, brings the total number of electric buses in these cities to 23. Which is the largest such a fleet in Italy.
The new buses can deliver a full day of operation without the need for recharging – a BYD strength which is winning it customers across Europe.
The purchase process began in 2014 when the Piedmont Region decided to allocate resources from the Ministry of the Environment for air quality improvement through the purchase of electrically powered buses.
SUN and GTT of Turin joined this program by allocating the necessary funds for the co-participation in the purchase of the vehicles - 20 units destined for GTT of Turin and 3 units for SUN of Novara.
The BYD ebuses can carry 83 passengers, of whom 22 are seated, with space for a wheelchair. Because the buses do not have internal combustion petrol engines they are very quiet and below the noise threshold typical of urban environments. For this reason they are equipped with a horn to signal the presence of the vehicle to pedestrians and cyclists.
The bus livery was created by the students of the School of Painting of the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts in Turin, which, coordinated by the teacher Giuseppe Leonardi, have worked in synergy with the Region creating a graphic design which reflects the spirit of the initiative.