BYD has delivered first electric bus BYD 12m eBus toSalgótarján, northern Hungarian city. It is the third new market in Europe for BYD after Portugal and Denmark. BYD has now confirmed sales of over 600 electric buses in twelve European countries. The bus to Salgótarján was built in BYD’s first European owned electric bus plant in Komarom, Hungary. This plant has been running since April 2017 and has already delivered bus fleets to the Netherlands and Sweden. It is now producing buses for Brussels Airport Company and electric bus chassis for the UK.
Isbrand Ho, Managing Director at BYD Europe, said: “We are very pleased to enter the Hungarian market and especially the city of Salgótarján. We are looking forward to helping turn Hungary green and to play a bigger role in increasing contributions to improving air quality on city streets here.”
Gyula Pomázi, Deputy State Secretary Hungary, said, “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 by purchasing new, state-of-the-art vehicles.”