BYD Introduces New eBus Innovations At Busworld 2023
BYD, a manufacturer of new energy vehicles (NEV), introduced two new eBus innovations at Busworld 2023, recently held at Brussels Expo, in Belgium. From Hall 7, Stand 705, the BYD 40-foot B12 eBus brought a new generation of integrated chassis technology to public transport operators in Europe. In addition, and making its world premiere at the BYD stand, was the 45-foot customizable pure-electric intercity double-decker coach, the BYD-UNVI DD13, a collaboration between the BYD brand and European coach body build specialist, UNVI. These new buses joined two established BYD models at the event: the BYD eBus B19 (60-foot) and the 50-foot BYD eBus B15.
“With BYD’s latest generation of 40-foot electric buses, the company presents its revolutionary all-new pure-electric bus chassis which integrates the ultra-safe Lithium Iron Phosphate Blade Battery within the chassis structure. This groundbreaking Blade Battery Chassis technology also utilizes a new 6-in-1 controller with Silicon Carbide technology, together with two innovative wheel hub hairpin motors,” according to a press release. “Combined, these bring a multitude of benefits to BYD’s 40-foot eBus including enhanced energy efficiency, performance, and durability. The Blade Battery, with a maximum capacity of 500kWh, delivers an exceptional range in one charge. That reduces the need for regular charging, making the BYD eBus B12 an excellent choice for busy bus routes.”
The release added: “Always committed to developing strong partnerships, BYD has collaborated with UNVI to produce a new 45-foot double-decker coach for European public transport operators. The alliance brings together BYD’s expertise in world-leading battery and chassis technology and UNVI’s exceptional experience in body design and build technology. The pure-electric BYD-UNVI DD13 intercity double-decker, equipped with ADAS for added safety, made its world premiere at Busworld 2023.”
Javier Contijoch, eBus Sales VP of BYD Europe, added: “We are delighted to present two of our latest eBus innovations at such a prestigious event for bus and coach operators in Europe. It provides the perfect platform for us to showcase BYD’s groundbreaking technologies in electric bus development. We are especially proud to launch the BYD B12 and the truly revolutionary Blade Battery Chassis, making eMobility safer and more energy efficient than ever before. Similarly, we are excited about our collaboration with UNVI as the BYD-UNVI DD13 double-decker makes a world-first appearance, bringing new opportunities for customized eBus solutions. BYD has, for over a decade, been at the pinnacle of electric bus innovation and we are committed to inspiring zero-emission eMobility on a global scale. These new pure-electric buses show our relentless dedication to technological advancements in this field.”
According to BYD, the company “is the leading NEVs manufacturer, and the first provider of 100% emissions-free transport solutions in Europe. It’s also the only NEV producer to master the core technologies of the entire industrial chain, developing its own powertrain systems, power batteries, drive-motors, and motor controller system. Notably, BYD was the first company in the world to introduce a fleet of commercial electric buses as early as 2011, and has since evolved to become a global leader in this field. With more than 28 years of experience in battery research and development, BYD remains dedicated to technological innovation to support the mass roll-out of eco-friendly public transport around the world, facilitating electric buses to fast becoming mainstream in many European countries and cities. There are more than 4,200 BYD eBuses either in operation or on order in Europe, covering over 155 million miles, which is equivalent to reducing 290,000 tons of CO2 emissions.”