10 May 2019


With the delivery of 15 electric 12-metre buses to Spain's southwest city of Badajoz BYD and two other orders to come Chinese bus manufacturer BYD has formed a stronghold on the Iberian Peninsula. The 15 buses for Public transport operator, Tubasa (Transportes Urbanos de Badajoz, SA), is one of the largest eBus orders for BYD in the country.

“Up till now we have confirmed 32 eBuses that will be running in both countries by summer 2019, and we have confidence there will be more to come”, says Isbrand Ho, Managing Director at BYD Europe. BYD also confirmed an order for eight 12-metre eBuses for Badalona in Barcelona province, scheduled for delivery very soon, with further orders for bus operators in Madrid and Valencia. The Portuguese city of Coimbra is also gearing-up to receive a delivery of eight BYD eBuses.

Public transport operator, Tubassa is part of Grupo Ruiz and one of Spain's principal road passenger transport groups. It has already put the vehicles into service. The zero emission BYD eBuses are delivered as fleet replacements for Tubasa. In a significant commitment to making the city even more environmentally friendly, the Mayor has pledged that the move to a 100% all-electric bus fleet will continue in Badajoz.

Powered by BYDIron-Phosphate batteries, the new BYD eBuses boast a 250km range between charges under SORT 2 conditions. Based at El Nevero industrial estate, Tubasa has installed 15 recharging points and 100% recharge is achieved in just four hours.

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