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BYD Begins eBus Fleet Delivery to BOGESTRA in Germany

Auto News - Published on Tue, 11 Aug 2020

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Two of Germany’s leading Public Transport Operators Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen BOGESTRA and Straßenbahn Herne-Castrop-Rauxel HCR have taken delivery of the first vehicle in a joint fleet order for 22 eBuses from BYD. At concurrent handover events, Germany’s first ever BYD eBus were presented in Gelsenkirchen to the Mayor of the city, Frank Baranowski, before a subsequent handover is made later in the day to the city Mayor of Bochum, Thomas Eiskirch. BOGESTRA’s CEO, Jörg Filter will also be in attendance alongside BYD Europe Bus Deputy Sales Director, Patrick Oosterveld.

The new pure-electric, emissions-free 12-metre BYD eBus fleet will go into service in the Germany state of North Rhine-Westphalia, on route 380 in Gelsenkirchen and route 354 in Bochum. BYD’s 12-metre single-deck eBus delivers a total carrying capacity of 80 passengers and boasts a single charge range of over 200km. With 22 representing a significant number of vehicles, the BYD eBus fleet is expected to make a substantial contribution to improving air quality in the densely populated area of Gelsenkirchen, Bochum and Herne.

Despite the recent COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, deliveries remain on schedule for completion in October 2020. As a producer of face-masks and hygiene products following the coronavirus outbreak, BYD is also donating a consignment of face-masks to be used by BOGESTRA’s and HCR’s passengers, as part of the PTOs hygiene regulations. BYD continues its commitment to producing PPE equipment and to contribute for the safety of public transport across Europe.

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Posted By : Yogender Pancholi on Tue, 11 Aug 2020
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