BYD delivers the seconde Bus to Coimbra in Portugal

BYD consegna il secondo Bus a Coimbra in Portogallo
One of the 5 new BYD eBuses delivered SMTUC in Coimbra (Source: SMTUC)

BYD delivers the second pure-electric bus to the Coimbra Municipal Urban Transport Service (SMTUC) in Portugal.

A further five 12-metre BYD eBuses were handed over to the Portuguese PTO, SMTUC, which was celebrated during a presentation to the public in Coimbra on 28th March 2022 in the presence of The Mayor of Coimbra, José Manuel Silva, and the Board of Directors of SMTUC, Ana Bastos, Carlos Lopes, and Miguel Fonseca, as well as Joaquin Bellido, eBus Director Iberia, BYD Europe.

BYD consegna il secondo Bus a Coimbra in PortogalloSMTUC first added eight pure-electric BYD eBuses to its fleet in 2019. The BYD eBuses were commissioned for public bus services operating on a variety of urban routes in the Municipality of Coimbra in central Portugal. At the time, they were the very first full-sized electric buses to be introduced to the SMTUC fleet. The eight BYD eBuses have driven in excess of 700,000 km, saving over 760,000 kg CO2 emissions.

The successful integration of these clean, non-polluting pure-electric buses to the Municipality of Coimbra, as well as positive feedback from passengers about the service, were influencing factors in SMTUC placing a second order and subsequently, taking its most recent delivery of five 12-metre BYD eBuses.

The 12-metre BYD eBuses delivered to SMTUC feature the latest generation BYD Iron-Phosphate Battery technology for optimised battery life, safety and a longer driving range. The buses offer a driving range of 300 km on a single charge for a seamless service that does not have to be interrupted for intermediate charging. Each bus has capacity for 80 passengers and is designed to meet the needs of people with reduced mobility.

Source: BYD

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