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BYD has entered the Finnish bus and coach market for the first time after securing major orders with Nobina.
Nobina is one of Finland's and Scandinavia's largest Public Transport Operators (PTOs). The order compromises a total of 106 various BYD models including 64 units for Nobina services in Helsinki and 42 units for Nobina's operation in Turku.
The announcement also signals a ‘triple landmark’, with Nobina becoming the first PTO in Europe to order BYD's latest 15-metre three-axle low-floor eBus model. A total of 42 of the new vehicles will go into service on Nobina's operation in Turku, on Finland's south-west coast, in the summer time 2021.The new 15-metre model from BYD offers a 47+3 seating capacity and delivers a single-charge range of 400km under SORT 2 test conditions.
Nobina's fleet order for its Helsinki operation – with deliveries to begin in 2021 – includes 20 BYD 12-metre low-floor models and 44 BYD 18-metre articulated models.
BYD's relationship with Nobina is particularly successful, with its pure-electric, 100% emissions-free eBuses in operation in Sweden, Norway and now Finland. BYD now has over 400 eBuses either delivered or on order with PTO fleets in 20 towns and cities throughout Scandinavia.
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