BYD DELIVERS FIRST EVER ELECTRIC BUS TO HUNGARY
BYD has delivered its first electric bus to the Hungarian market. An official ceremony was held in Salgótarján for the delivery of a BYD 12m ebus to this northern Hungarian city. It is the city’s first electric bus. For BYD it is the third new market it openend up in Europe this year after Portugal and Denmark.
BYD has now confirmed sales of over 600 ebuses in twelve European countries. The bus to Salgótarján was built in BYD’s first European owned electric bus plant in Komarom, Hungary. This plant has been running since April 2017 and has already delivered bus fleets to the Netherlands and Sweden. It is now producing buses for Brussels Airport Company and electric bus chassis for the UK.
Gyula Pomázi, Deputy State Secretary Hungary: “Fast, secure and convenient traffic systems are greatly contributing to raising living standards. For this reason, one of our main goals in public transportation is to increase the current number of passengers by making public transportation more attractive, with providing services of comfort, safety and obviously environmental emissions are some decisive factors too. One of the key objectives of the Ministry's new bus strategy - which is now on the table of the government - is to achieve a newer vehicle fleet, to provide lower air pollution, which is most easily achieved by purchasing new, state-of-the-art vehicles.” Isbrand Ho, Managing Director at BYD Europe: “We are very pleased to enter the Hungarian market and especially the city of Salgótarján. We are looking forward to help turn Hungary green and to play a bigger role in increasing contributions to improving air quality on city streets here.”
From left to right: Sándor Simonyi, CEO and owner Trigone Kft; Laszlo Krenner, Sales Representative BYD Europe; Gyula Pomázi, Deputy State Secretary of Hungary; Zsolt Fekete, Mayor of Salgotarjan; Patrick Oosterveld, Deputy Sales Director BYD Europe; and Csaba Mihály Uti, General Director Volan KMKK Zrt.