Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Finland’s Nobina orders 70 additional electric buses from BYD

BYD Europe reports another large electric bus order from Finland. The local transport operator Nobina has ordered a 70 e-buses from the Chinese Company. 42 of which are 13 meters long and 28 of which are 15 meters long.

The Buses are planned to be delivered in the summer of 2022 and will mainly operate on city routes in the greater Helsinki area.

Both variants now ordered by Nobina are equipped with LFP batteries from BYD. In the 13-meter bus, one charge is supposed to be enough for 400 kilometers, in the 15-meter bus for 450 kilometers..

This is Nobina Finland’s second major order for purely electric buses from BYD: In August, BYD had already delivered 76 electric buses to Nobina for use in Helsinki. The total amount of orders is now 119 vehicles.

In addition to Helsinki, the vehicles are also in use in Turku. The order included a mix of the twelve-metre buses, 13-meter buses, 15-meter buses and also 18-meter articulated buses.

“We continue to select BYD eBuses based on their excellent track record for reliability, operational efficiency, performance, safety and of course, for the comfort they provide to our passengers,” says Petri Auno, CEO of Nobina Finland. “BYD eBuses now account for 25% of our Nobina Finland fleet and we look forward to enhancing this in the future”

Isbrand Ho, Managing Director of BYD Europe, added:

“We are delighted to have been awarded another prestigious order from Nobina Finland. Scandinavia is fast embracing eMobility, as demonstrated by the many hundreds of BYD eBuses already in operation across the Nordics.”

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