BYD has an ongoing relationship with Italy, with its eBuses having covered over 7 million kilometers and saving over 7,000 tonnes of CO2 emission. The association is deepening with the delivery of two buses to the city of Ancona, the capital of the Marche Region.
Ancona is getting the purely electric 30-foot Midi eBus, and they will be owned and operated by Conerobus. This transaction marks the first-ever delivery of purely electric buses to the Marche Region. However, over 100 electric BYD buses work in Italy in cities like Turin, Novara, Alessandria, Milan, Padua, Messina, etc.
The handover ceremony took place at the iconic Piazza Cavour, near the Palazzo del Popolo. It was attended by the dignitaries of Ancona, executives at Conerobus, and BYD Europe.
The Midibuses has a capacity for 58 passengers in a well-appointed interior. The seats are comfortable, making rides pleasurable. To accommodate all, the buses have wheelchair access. BYD has ensured the battery lasts and safety by including a battery management system. The compactness of the buses also makes them easy to manoeuver in busy city environments.
One of eBuses will work in the seaport which serves the Adriatic Sea, mainly for tourist routes. The other will ply the roads in the bustling city center of Ancona.
Mayor of Ancona, Valeria Mancinelli, said, “The Administration places sustainability policies very high on our agenda. Progress is built over time, and today we have achieved a positive step forward. Over the years, we have developed a system that has provided us with increasingly green public transport. We have a series of projects that will allow us to further strengthen the sustainability of city mobility while supporting modernization and functional intermodality. These factors combined will lead to a healthier environment and provide an even better way of experiencing the city.”
BYD Europe Managing Director, Isbrand Ho said: “We are delighted that Ancona has taken delivery of its first electric buses. To know that BYD eBuses have been selected as the first fully electric buses for the Municipality of Ancona makes this even more special. Our eBuses have an ever-increasing presence in cities across Europe and this latest delivery to Ancona is a result of our close and long-established partnership with local Public Transport Operators and Authorities.”
BYD Company Ltd. is one of China’s largest privately-owned enterprises. Since its inception in 1995, the company quickly developed solid expertise in rechargeable batteries. It became a relentless advocate of sustainable development, successfully expanding its renewable energy solutions globally with operations in over 50 countries and regions.