BYD has completed a delivery of ten eBuses to public transport operator, Tüke Busz Zrt, in the southern Hungarian city of Pécs.

The delivery marks the start of the first electric bus operation in the city, with the vehicles manufactured at BYD’s Hungarian facility in Komárom.

BYD is also making a contribution of 2,000 face-masks to the Pécs local authority and a further 2,000 to Tüke Busz Zrt.

Tüke Busz Zrt’s new eBus fleet consists of BYD’s 12-metre low-floor model and will replace the city’s diesel-powered buses.

The 12-metre model delivers a range of 300km on a single charge and, across the new BYD fleet, will cover 900,000km per year– 10% of the Tüke Busz Zrt’s annual distance. Charging infrastructure for the company’s new fleet has also been designed and installed by BYD.

“The ten new electric buses are a big and serious step on the road to a truly green Pécs,” said city Mayor, Attila Péterffy. “The leadership of Pécs is committed to continuing on this path and to do everything possible here, locally, to protect the environment and the climate.