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Delivery of 8 BYD K9UD completes Hungarian bus tender of 2021

04 July 2023

Hungary has finished the procurement of 100 electric buses with the recent delivery of 8 BYD K9UD electric buses. The tender was issued in 2021 and was financed through the Hungarian government-backed "Green Bus Programme” – in Hungarian "Zöld Busz Program”. The 8 BYD’s were part of an order of 48 BYD’s which are distributed among Hungarian cities: Győr (13 buses), Zalaegerszeg (11 buses), Szolnok (10 buses), Eger (6 buses) and Szeged (8 buses).

In 2021 a part of the tender was awarded to Daimler Buses for the delivery of 40 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro buses to be put in operation in Budapest and its agglomeration. Last year 12 Ikarus 120e buses were bought for the city of Székesfehérvár and delivered the same year. The latest batch of BYD buses feature a capacity for 33 seated passengers plus 2 fold-able seats, USB charging points for mobile devices, CCTV surveillance system and a 343 kWh lithium iron phosphate (LFP) battery pack from BYD. The buses were assembled in the Hungarian plant of BYD, at the city of Komárom. With the delivery now fully completed, BYD is the current e-bus

market leader in Hungary with 72 electric buses sold and delivered in total by now, followed by Mercedes-Benz (60) and Ikarus (17). On June 29, the eight all-electric BYD eBus (K9UD) buses that the city on the Tisza acquired together with Volánbusz Zrt. also entered Szeged. The total value of the purchase is HUF 1.3 billion net (3.47 million euros) which was realized with nearly 70% non-refundable support from the Green Bus Program. The buses themselves were purchased by Volánbusz for a total value of approximately 1.14 billion (3.1 million euros), and the related infrastructure was built for 137 million forints (365.000 euros) at the transport company's Bakay Nándor utca location.

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Mobiliti Volánbusz Kft., jointly owned by Volánbusz and MVM, was responsible for the installation of the charging equipment, 50 kW Blueberry Plus R2 charging devices, which will also ensure the professional operation and maintenance of the charging equipment in the future. The batteries have a capacity of 275 kWh, resulting with energy usage of 0.81 kWh/km in a range of up to 300 kilometers. Two electric hub motors manufactured by BYD deliver each a peak power of 150 kW. The Szeged branch of Volánbusz last year took care of more than 35.5 million trips on 36 bus lines with 82 buses and 177 bus drivers.