VyBuss company is part of Vy Group, Norway’s principal national mobility provider, and now has taken delivery of its first 15 BYD electric, eBusesThis initial delivery, the start of a major fleet renewal programme comprising 55 BYD eBuses, features eight 13-metre Class II models and seven 18-metre articulated units.
The contract, confirmed last October, represents one of the largest single orders from a European Public Transport Operator. The official handover in Haugalandet is another demonstration recently of BYD supporting operators and ramping-up vehicle deliveries in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.
The official handover ceremony was attended by Ole Engebret Moe Haugen, CEO at Vy Buss and Arild Nylend, Area Director at Vy Buss. The vehicles go into service immediately on intensive operations in Haugesund city-center, on routes 201 and 202.Vy Buss becomes BYD’s first customer to take delivery of the latest Class II 13-metre model variant. BYD’s new Class II 13-metre eBus benefits from an upgraded battery to deliver extended range and ‘city-to-city’ capability. Operational benefits include flexible charging solutions, including pantograph capability. For passengers, ambient lighting and BYD’s award winning ‘Home from Home’ interior layout delivers class-leading levels of comfort. A new and highly efficient CO2 air conditioning system further reduces energy consumption, particularly in cold temperatures, delivering increased range and further reducing harmful emissions.
Vy Buss has also taken delivery of BYD’s 18-metre articulated eBus model. A high total passenger capacity offers significantly increased operational flexibility where public transport is in high demand, and an impressively narrow turning circle courtesy of a center-pivot design means the vehicle is ideally suited to constricted road networks often found in towns and cities.