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TGO DX has ordered two new latest generation BYD 40-foot battery-electric buses, marking the first time that electric public transport will be available to bus passengers in the Olesa de Motserrat.
The vehicles will provide a pure-electric eMobility service for the people of Olesa de Montserrat and neighboring Esparreguera in an area just outside Barcelona and will form a connection with the regional train station. The BYD battery-electric buses will replace older diesel models, bringing clean, emissions-free transport to TGO’s route M3 for the first time. TGO DX and Transportes Urbanos y Servicios Generales, S.A.L. (TUSGSAL), which is also one of BYD’s customers, belong to the Direxis Group, the largest public transportation group serving the region of Catalonia.
The order from TGO DX expands BYD’s customer base in Catalonia and increases the company’s presence in Public Transport Operator (PTO) fleets throughout Spain. With delivery scheduled for Q3 2022, the delivery will also see the deployment of BYD’s latest generation 40-foot model, which received its debut at the 2019 Busworld show, subsequently winning the prestigious iF Design Award in 2020. Along with Deutsche Bahn’s DB Regio Bus division earlier this year, TGO DX is one of the first operators to order BYD’s latest generation 40-foot model.
The latest generation model enjoys a number of significant upgrades on its best-selling 40-foot stablemate, which will deliver important operational benefits for TGO DX. Key among them is an enhanced 422 kWh battery capacity to provide increased energy density and extended range capability. An all-new CO2 air-conditioning system further reduces emissions, while an innovative ‘6 in1’ controller seamlessly integrates the vehicle’s principle electronic components. For fleet managers, the future-proofed FleetLink fleet management tool monitors performance parameters across the eBus fleet, supporting optimum utilization and maximum uptime.
For passengers, BYD’s latest generation 40-foot model benefits from its award-winning ‘Home from Home’ concept, where design, materials, and the integration of the latest technology provide passengers with a safe, comfortable, and truly welcoming experience.
“With the electrification of the M3 line, we continue to work towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda” – explained Carme Pros, CEO of TGO DX. “This has been made possible as a result of the signing of an agreement with the General Directorate of Transport and Mobilitat of the Generalitat de Catalunya and Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya, whom we would like to sincerely thank for having placed their trust in us to continue decarbonizing mobility.”
“This is another significant step for BYD in our mission to bring pure-electric emissions-free public transport to towns and cities across Europe,” said BYD Iberia eBus Sales Director, Joaquin Bellido. “In Spain, and the wider Iberian Peninsula, the BYD brand is continuously gaining the trust among PTOs, with our eBus technology well proven to deliver outstanding reliability and performance in the often extremely hot climate of southern Europe. I am very confident that passengers will be delighted with their new BYD eBus experience, especially the ‘Home from Home’ design which will make their local journeys even more comfortable and relaxing.”
BYD Company Ltd. is one of China’s largest privately-owned enterprises. Since its inception 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 50 countries and regions. Its creation of a Zero Emissions Energy Ecosystem – 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 listed on the Hong Kong and Shenzhen Stock Exchanges.
About TGO DX
With almost 100 years of history, TGO DX is one of the leading mobility companies on the Iberia Peninsula. It operates a network of 225 km of regular service in ten municipalities of Vallès Occidental, Bages, Baix Llobregat, Anoia, and Barcelonès, and offers national and international discretionary services, which exceed 93,000 annual services. It is one of the companies that is part of the GrupTG DX.