Last autumn, BYD supplied electric buses to Germany for the first time – 22 vehicles were handed over in October 2020 to Public Transport Operators BoGeStra Bochum – Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen in Bochum and HCR Straßenbahn Herne – Castrop-Rauxel in Herne.
BYD has now been able to secure its first order from DB Regio Bus, the national bus transport division of one of Germany’s largest transport operators, Deutsche Bahn. The order features BYD’s latest generation 12-metre eBus model, equipped with a host of new technical innovations. BYD and Deutsche Bahn have signed a framework agreement paving the way for further BYD eBus orders in 2021.
Initially, a total of five pure-electric, emissions-free 12-metre BYD eBuses will enter service with DB Regio Bus later this year in Ettlingen, in the federal state of Baden-Württemburg. The 422 kWh battery capacity allow for a range of min. 200 km without recharging.03.03.2021