A recent ceremony in Turin, a city rich in automotive history, inaugurated the arrival of Italy’s first BYD electric buses. Three e-buses arrived in the historic Piazza Castello, to be met by the Mayor of Turin and other civic leaders.
The three 12-meter e-buses are the first of 23 to be delivered by BYD to Gruppo Torinese Trasporti, which serves a metropolitan area of two million citizens and operates a fleet of over 1,100 buses.
Twenty of the new buses will serve routes in Turin, and three will operate in nearby Novaro, connecting the city centers with suburban areas. BYD will supply full service support for 10 years.
“Italy, together with the UK, France and countries in Benelux and Scandinavia, is now truly a top market for BYD in Europe thanks to the vision of GTT to make Turin green,” said Isbrand Ho, Managing Director of BYD Europe.