BYD has previously supplied electric buses to other Italian cities.

ITALY: Messina municipality signed a contract to purchase 13 electric midibuses from BYD, the supplier announced on August 21.

To be delivered in two batches this year, the 8·7 m long buses will have two doors and capacity for 53 passengers.

The municipality will own the buses, which will be loaned to Messina public transport operator ATM. The purchase is being funded through the government’s Metropolitan Cities National Operational Programme 2014-20.

BYD had previously won contracts to supply electric buses to Padova, Torino, Milano and Novara.