The 15 electric buses that Arriva ordered will be delivered by 2023 and will be operated in Alcorcón, a municipality in southwest Madrid.
The buses ordered by Arriva consisted of 12 low-floor 12-meter pure electric buses and three low-entry 13-meter pure electric buses. All of them use a new generation of lithium iron phosphate batteries developed by BYD.
The 13-meter bus ordered by Arriva was the first to enter the Iberian Peninsula. The electric bus comes with a reinforced interior and has an intelligent early warning system for vehicle safety. The 13 meter Bus model will serve many inter-city routes in greater Madrid.
“These vehicles will help us achieve zero emission travel plans, build a sustainable electric bus fleet, and provide high-quality travel services for local residents.” said Antonio Cendrero, CEO of Arriva
So far, BYD electric buses have a presence in more than 50 countries on six continents. BYD passenger car recently arrived in the Netherlands in collaboration with Louwman, a Dutch dealer group.