BYD attended the UITP Global Public Transport Summit in Barcelona from the 5th to 7th June 2023.
BYD-Castrosua 12-metre eBus Makes Its Debut at UITP
BYD displayed two innovative eBus models, taking sustainable and zero-emission public bus transportation to a new level. On show were the all-new BYD eBus B19 (18.75-metre) and the first-ever customised BYD-Castrosua 12-metre eBus, equipped with BYD advanced pure-electric chassis and Castrosua Nelec (New Electric Castrosua) body, following a joint manufacturing announced last autumn 2022.
The latest BYD eBus B19 is the epitome of BYD innovation for eMobility. It utilises the latest BYD LFP Battery Technology and 6-in-1 controller for greater safety, stability, and efficiency, with a larger battery capacity (563kWh) providing convenience as a result of a longer range. It is built on BYD’s pure-electric chassis with high levels of integration for optimum performance. This includes a highly effective thermal management system developed by BYD for enhanced energy efficiency. Such deep integration, together with a range of intelligent systems, assists in ease of operation and maintenance. This, along with faster charging and increased passenger capacity, makes the BYD eBus B19 a practical option for many transport operators. The passenger experience is also enhanced, with a fresh new interior and upgrades to make the journey even more comfortable.
Partnering with the BYD eBus B19 on the BYD stand is the first customised BYD-Castrosua 12-metre eBus making its exhibition debut at UITP Summit 2023. BYD and Castrosua announced their collaboration in September 2022 to produce customised 12-metre eBuses, in a partnership that brings together key areas of expertise from both organisations. Combining BYD’s world-leading battery and electric chassis technology, together with Castrosua’s highly adaptable Nelec body, the venture offers customers high levels of interior and exterior customisation, and the opportunity for exclusive designs, with an extensive range of options.