BYD wins order for 406 electric buses in Colombia | Automotive Industry News
BYD has won an order to deliver one more 406 pure electrical buses to the Colombian capital of Bogota, coming soon right after a preceding announcement on December seventeen of the shipping and delivery of the 470 pure electrical buses to the metropolis. BYD will co-function with Superpolo, a Colombian bus company, on the human body portion of the buses.
The buses ended up tendered by the Bogota Metropolis Public Transport Authority (TRANSMILENIO S.A.). A joint enterprise amongst Colombian enterprise group Fanalca and intercontinental community transport operator Transdev utilized BYD’s built-in E-bus options to bid and productively won the tender. The buses are predicted to be deployed alongside 15 routes in Bogota’s Fontibon district in 2021 and thereafter one hundred fifty,000 residents alongside the routes will be able to get pleasure from pure electrical and zero-emission transportation solutions.
“There are currently 483 electrical buses in TRANSMILENIO S.A, and when all 406 buses are in operation following year, Bogota will have 889 pure electrical buses, of which 876 will be from BYD – accounting for extra than 98.five%,” mentioned Lara Zhang, Regional Director of BYD Latin America.
BYD entered the Colombian industry in 2012 and produced quite a few milestone achievements: constructing the initially pure electrical taxi fleet in South America in 2013, entering the Bogota BRT method in 2017. It has also delivered 64 electrical buses to Medellin in 2018, and delivered 470 models for the largest pure electrical bus fleet in Colombia in 2020, and won one more buy for 406 electrical buses in Bogota lately.
All through Latin America, BYD suggests its new strength car or truck footprint has unfold to key marketplaces such as Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, Barbados, Panama, Costa Rica, Uruguay and Argentina.