BYD has delivered its first electric bus to the Hungarian market with a 12m ebus for northern city Salgótarján. The first Hungarian order follows ebus orders in two other new European markets, Portugal and Denmark. BYD says it has confirmed sales of more than 600 ebuses in 12 European countries and claims to be the number one supplier of electric buses in Europe.
The bus for Salgótarján was built in BYD’s electric bus plant in Komarom, Hungary, which has been running since April 2017 and has already delivered bus fleets to the Netherlands and Sweden, and is now producing buses for Brussels Airport Company and has also started production of electric bus chassis for UK deliveries.
“One of the key objectives of the ministry’s new bus strategy – which is now on the table of the government – is to achieve a newer vehicle fleet, to provide lower air pollution, which is most easily achieved with new, state-of-the-art vehicles,” says Gyula Pomázi, deputy state secretary, Hungary.