BYD is to deliver a large fleet of pure electric articulated buses to Oslo. Two orders have been placed by Nobina, the first European operator to put Chinese-produced BYD 18m ebuses into operation with two last December, for a total of 42 units.
Equipped with pantograph charging, they are scheduled for delivery in the second quarter of 2019 and will serve routes particularly in the east of the capital city.
Jan Volsdal, Managing Director of Nobina, said: “Over the next 10 years Oslo is planning to run a zero emission public transport system and we, together with BYD, are making a big contribution to make this plan come true. We have good experiences with the two BYD artics that have been running in Oslo for half a year including the challenging winter months and we have confidence that the new fleet’s performance will meet our expectations.”
Isbrand Ho, Managing Director at BYD Europe added: “We are very delighted that Nobina has chosen BYD again to run their routes in Oslo and to demonstrate the effectiveness of BYD’s 18m artics in delivering an intensive, high capacity service. We offer various charging solutions, such as pantograph charging to our customers to meet their requirements on operational mileages.”