BYD has had its first win in Denmark with an order for 27 electric buses for Copenhagen operator Anchersen on its Movia routes.
The 12m buses will be charged overnight at the Anchersen bus terminal in Avedore Holme and are due to start operation at the end of this year running from the north to the south of Copenhagen, between Emdrup Torv and Lergravsparken.
“We are now at the forefront of the transformation of the public transportation environment to zero emission electric power,” says Søren Englund, COO at Anchersen. “Our goal is to have the same reliability with the new electric buses as with our current diesel buses. We have entered into an agreement with BYD because thorough investigation has shown us that BYD can meet the demands we and Movia have for the bus of the future.”
Isbrand Ho, managing director, BYD Europe, adds: “We are pleased to enter the Danish market and participate in the first phase of the transition towards better green public transport. With the deployment of our electric buses, the first step has been taken in replacing the diesel buses in Copenhagen.”