HUNGARIAN CITY OF PÉCS ORDERS 10 BYD EBUSES
Tüke Busz Zrt, a public transport operator in the southern Hungarian city of Pécs, has ordered 10 BYD eBuses. The new buses are to replace ageing diesel-powered vehicles. The delivery is scheduled for early 2020. The order is the start of a longer-term whole-fleet conversion to electric mobility. BYD is to supply the 10 buses from its factory in the Hungarian city of Komarom.
BYD embarked upon eBus field trials in Pécs five years ago, after which time the manufacturer has enjoyed significant growth. BYD's 12-metre, three-door, low-floor eBus variant boasts a range of 300km on a single charge and, across the Tüke Busz Zrt new BYD fleet, will cover 900,000km per year - 10% of the company's annual distance. BYD has also designed and installed the prerequisite charging infrastructure for the new fleet. The Mayor of Pécs, Zsolt Páva, described the state-supported investment as “a major new step towards the modernisation and sustainability of public transport in Pécs”.