BYD announces another order for an electric bus from Empresa de Blas y Cia. The Spanish subsidiary of the transport company Deutsche Bahn Arriva ordered 15 electric low-floor buses from BYD, including twelve 12-meter buses and three 13-meter buses.
For BYD, this is the first order for 13m electric buses in the Iberian Peninsula. Arriva is responsible for the use of new electric buses and the company is a new customer of BYD. Three 13m electric buses will mainly be used on several intercity lines from Alcorcón and Móstoles to Madrid.
According to a press release, the ordered buses have a number of new features: 12m low-floor electric buses are equipped with new lithium iron phosphate (LFP) technology from BYD, whose battery capacity of 422kWh is supposed to provide range 300 km on one charge. In addition to equipment features such as ambient lighting, USB charging sockets and soundproof flooring, newly developed safety glass is installed around the driver's cab.
13 meter low entry electric buses are powered by “Latest generation LFP battery”. BYD does not specify a range, but the battery is expected to extend range and optimize battery life. The 6-in-1 controller integrates the entire bus ecosystem, improving service reliability and efficiency. The internal structure of the model has also been strengthened and has an intelligent alert system.
BYD says there are currently over 200 electric buses of the company on the roads or on order in the Iberian Peninsula. Together they are said to have traveled over 8.5 million kilometers and CO2 emission reductions of 9000 tons.