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February 13 2019
By Tim Deakin

Tim is Editor of routeone and has worked in both the coach and bus and haulage industries.

BYD places another e-coach in service, in France

13m BYD electric coach carries 59 passengers and does 240km per day

BYD has placed a further electric coach into service, this time with Transdev in the French city of Beauvais.

The 13m, 59-seat model has a GVW of 19,000kg and it covers 240km per day by undertaking two round trips between Beauvais and Compiègne. BYD has a bus assembly plant in Beauvais.

Says Amir Slimane, Director of local Transdev affiliate CABARO: “This experiment is a real opportunity for the energy transition in this area, for passengers to appreciate a new mobility solution and for our team to drive electric coaches.”

Adds BYD Europe Managing Director Isbrand Ho: “After delivering our first electric buses last December to Beauvais, Dunkirk and Orleans, BYD is proud to implement with Transdev this trial of our new electric coach.”

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