• Nobina Finland has placed a second large order for a further 70 BYD latest generation eBuses.
  • The order comprises 42 BYD 13-metre eBuses and 28 BYD 15-metre eBuses.
  • Nobina is the largest PTO in the Nordic region and a brand widely associated with sustainable public transportation in Scandinavia.
  • BYD zero-emission, pure-electric buses support Nobina Finland on its green journey.

Helsinki, Finland – BYD, the world’s leading eBus manufacturer, has secured another high-volume order for its zero-emission electric buses from Nobina in Finland. Nobina, the largest public transport operator in the Nordic region, has ordered a further 70 latest generation BYD eBuses in a strategic move to expand its fast evolving ‘green fleet’.

This latest order from Nobina Finland spans two of BYD’s best-selling eBus models, comprising 42 units of the 13-metre eBus and 28 units of BYD’s 15-metre model. They are scheduled for delivery next summer, 2022 and will primarily operate on city routes in the Helsinki Metropolitan area.

BYD latest 15-metre eBuses

The eBuses benefit from the latest generation BYD Iron-Phosphate Battery technology for optimised battery life and a longer driving range. The 13-metre BYD eBus delivers a single charge range of 400 kilometres, while its larger 15-metre counterpart enjoys over 450 kilometres under SORT test conditions.

This is Nobina Finland’s second major order for BYD pure-electric buses, having taken delivery of 119 units in the summer of 2021, which also represented Finland’s largest electric bus order. Combined, these buses have quietly and cleanly driven more than one million kilometres in Finland, saving 1400 tonnes of COemissions. BYD is pleased and proud to support Nobina Finland on its green journey.

BYD delivered Finland’s largest electric bus fleet to Nobina in the summer of 2021

Nobina is a high-profile name in sustainable public transport throughout Scandinavia and like BYD, places great emphasis on reducing pollution and protecting the environment. The successful commercial relationship between Nobina and BYD, which initially started in Scandinavia in 2015, continues to flourish as a result of the close synergy between the two brands and their core values in driving a greener world. Nobina currently has over 300 BYD eBuses operating in towns and cities across Sweden, Norway and Finland.

The range of BYD eBus models delivered to Nobina in Helsinki in the summer of 2021. From left to right: 12-metre, 13-metre, 15-metre and 18-metre eBuses

BYD eBuses are living up to their reputation for reliability in some testing climatic conditions as demonstrated by those operating for Nobina in the town of Piteå in North East Sweden. Close to the Artic Circle, Piteå with a latitude of 65.31° north, is the most northerly location in Europe. Thirteen 12-metre BYD eBuses are in operation in this area following their delivery in May 2021.

Petri Auno, CEO, Nobina Finland, said: “Nobina is totally committed to sustainable transportation and this latest order for additional BYD eBuses is a testament to our strategy to replenish our fleet with clean, zero-emissions solutions that are kind to the environment. We continue to select BYD eBuses based on their excellent track record for reliability, operational efficiency, performance, safety and of course, for the comfort they provide to our passengers. BYD eBuses now account for 25% of our Nobina Finland fleet and we look forward to enhancing this in the future.”

Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, BYD Europe B.V., said: “We are delighted to have been awarded another prestigious order from Nobina Finland. Scandinavia is fast embracing eMobility, as demonstrated by the many hundreds of BYD eBuses already in operation across the Nordics. As an established and valued customer, with whom BYD shares so many environmental and ethical values, we are very pleased to support Nobina’s sustainable goals as it continues on its green, electric journey.”

Around 600 BYD eBuses have either been delivered, or are on order, from public transport operators and authorities across 20 cities in the Nordics. These pure-electric, eco-friendly eBuses have clocked up more than 30 million zero-emission kilometres, reducing CO2 emissions by a considerable 32,000 tonnes.

About Nobina

Nobina AB is the largest bus transport group in the Nordic region, serving markets in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden with a total of 3,915 buses. Since 2005 the group is based in Stockholm. With over 12,000 employees, Nobina serves around 1 million passengers on a daily basis. Read more

About BYD 

BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is the world’s leading electric vehicle company with proven innovative technology for cars, buses, trucks, forklifts, and rail systems – like SkyRail. BYD (Build Your Dreams) is a multinational high-tech company devoted to leveraging technological innovations for a better life. BYD now has four industries including Auto, Electronics, New Energy, and Rail Transit. Since its foundation in 1995, the company quickly developed solid expertise in rechargeable batteries and became a relentless advocate of sustainable development, successfully expanding its renewable energy solutions globally with operations in over 80 countries and regions. Its creation of a Zero Emissions Energy Solution, comprising affordable solar power generation, reliable energy storage, and cutting-edge electrified transportation, has made it an industry leader in the energy and transportation sectors. BYD is a Warren Buffet-backed company and is listed both on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges. BYD has over 220,000 employees across 30 industrial sites globally. BYD is the Global Sales Champion in Electric Vehicle for four consecutive years from 2015 to 2018. BYD is the World’s Largest Electric Bus manufacturer in the world and has delivered the World’s Largest Electric Bus Fleet in the world. BYD has been helping the community during this unprecedented times and provided masks worldwide by setting up the World’s Largest Face Mask Plant with daily capacity of 5 million face masks. Read More

About Cimex

Cimex successfully managed to get the dealership of world leading electric vehicle maker BYD in Nepal. Being the authorized distributor of BYD in Nepal, Cimex introduced long range pure electric vehicle in Nepal with the aim to bring green revolution in automobile sector of Nepal. In Nepal’s context, electric vehicles could be a solution to ever-growing environmental problem and with the electricity generation potential, Cimex Inc aims to capitalize the opportunity and maneuver the country toward green revolution via electric mobility. Cimex offers wide choice of electric vehicle in Nepal ranging from electric SUVs, MPVs, eForklift, eBus in Nepal. Along with this Cimex also provides electric mobility solution- EV charger, after-sales service, charging infrastructure network. Cimex is also the Largest Charging Station Operator in Nepal. Read More