The City of Paris has introduced a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) that will include the area’s first pure electric coach from BYD.Manufactured at BYD France’s production facility in Beauvais in the Oise region, the pure-electric, zero-emission 13-metre coach has a 59-seat capacity and will be put into service in the coming days. The electric coach boasts an average single-charge range of 200 kilometres and can be recharged in a few hours. The vehicle will provide the same services as a diesel coach for school, extracurricular activities and occasional transport services for citizens generally.
BYD ‘eCoach’ Passengers from the City of Drancy will be able to move around Paris with complete peace-of-mind and without contributing to CO2 emissions. The vehicle will provide access to an ever-increasing number of cultural and sporting activities for the people of Drancy: young people, old people, sportsmen and women and associations.
An official hand-over ceremony took place in Drancy in front of the château in the Ladoucette municipal park, attended by Mrs Aude Lagarde, Mayor of Drancy, Mr Jean-Christophe Lagarde, Member of Parliament & Metropolitan Councillor, and a representative from BYD France.