Škoda wins Budapest’s largest electric bus contract

Škoda wins Budapest’s largest electric bus contract

depends on getting funds from BKV. If successful, Škoda’s first electric bus should arrive in Budapest in the fourth quarter of 2022.

Budapest bid

A public transport operator in the Hungarian capital has published the results of a tender for the supplier of 80 low-floor electric buses with plug-in charging.

This procedure was announced in March 2021, and 10 bidders (producers and importers) participated, of which six met the conditions and only two of them submitted final bids. This:

  • Daimler Truck AG / Omnibus Hungaria Kft. With a total price of EUR 42,628,089, that gives a unit cost of the Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric bus (including plug-in charger) of a total of EUR 532,851.
  • Škoda Electric as a total price of EUR 42,625,340, which gives the unit cost of the MAXI-class electric bus – Škoda E’CITY 36BB (with plug-in charger) for a total of EUR 532,816.

As you can see, they differ slightly in terms of cost, therefore, when choosing the best version, BKV considered three criteria:

  • car warranty – 15%.

In the end, the tender jury decided that the Czech company Škoda Electric presented the most profitable offer, followed by EvoBus. Let us remind you that Budapest is the traditional Škoda market. It was in the capital of Hungary that the Czechs – together with Solaris – won a large contract for a total of 108 specified buses, of which BKV ordered the last 48 at the end of last year.

Czech Škoda’s offer was selected as the most profitable in a tender for the purchase of 80 electric buses for Budapest.

This is the largest order – after Prague – for electric buses in the Hungarian capital and the first such large contract for the Škoda Group. The delivery will include a Škoda E’CITY 36BB with Temsa bodywork. Currently, Budapesti Közlekedési Zrt. (BKV) did not publicly announce the victory of the Czechs, but only published the results of the TED trial on July 27. Implementation of the order


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