German Public Transport Operators BOGESTRA and HCR have taken delivery of the first vehicle in a joint fleet order for 22 eBuses from BYD.
Despite the recent COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, deliveries remain on schedule to complete in October 2020.
BOGESTRA (Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen) and HCR (Straßenbahn Herne-Castrop-Rauxel), are two of Germany’s leading Public Transport Operators (PTOs).
Germany’s first ever BYD eBus has been presented in Gelsenkirchen to the Mayor of the city, Frank Baranowski, with a subsequent handover to the city Mayor of Bochum, Thomas Eiskirch. BOGESTRA’s CEO, Jörg Filter also been in attendance alongside BYD Europe Bus Deputy Sales Director, Patrick Oosterveld.
The new pure-electric, emissions-free 12-metre BYD eBus fleet will go into service in the Germany state of North Rhine-Westphalia, on route 380 in Gelsenkirchen and route 354 in Bochum. BYD’s 12-metre single-deck eBus delivers a total carrying capacity of 80 passengers and boasts a single charge range of over 200km.
Source: BYD Europe