Turin made the largest order of electric buses in Italy
City of Turin has made the largest order of electric buses in the whole country. They ordered fifty low-floor models from the company BYD (Build your Dreams).
They have already negotiated additional 50 BYD buses once the initial deliveries are completed and are operating. The company has been supplying Turin’s principal public transport operator with electric buses since 2017 and this will be the third order, making the total number of electric buses to 78. The delivery of the remaining vehicles is planned for September 2021.
BYD stated: “The first four eBuses were officially handed over on May 16, at GTT’s Gerbido depot, attended by the Mayor of Turin, Chiara Appendino, CEO of GTT, Giovanni Foti, and Councilor for Transport, Maria Lapietra. These latest new additions will enter service initially on routes 58 and 71 in the city.”
Mayor of Turin Chiara Appendino stated: “Since the beginning of our electoral mandate, we have considered it essential to renew the GTT fleet and we have managed to lower the average age of three years. There are more than 200 new buses already in service around the city and today, finally, the latest electric buses from BYD are arriving. In addition, 70 new trams are under construction which we’ll see on our streets from the beginning of 2022, and purchases of other vehicles are underway.”
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