Electrical bus maker BYD has secured its first order from Finland. Nobina, a bus transport group that operates all through the Nordic area, has ordered 64 BYD e-buses for service in Helsinki and 42 for service in Turku.
Nobina’s order for its Helsinki fleet consists of 20 of BYD’s 40-foot low-floor fashions and 44 60-foot articulated fashions. Deliveries are to start in 2021.
Nobina would be the first transit operator in Europe to order BYD’s newest 50-foot, three-axle low-floor e-bus. The brand new mannequin incorporates a 47+3 seating capability and delivers a spread of 400 km (roughly 250 miles) underneath take a look at circumstances. A complete of 42 of the brand new automobiles will go into service in Turku, on Finland’s southwest coast, in summer time 2021.
Nobina has already been working BYD electrical buses for five years, and has logged over 4.3 million miles, which it estimates has decreased its CO2 emissions by roughly 7,500 tons.