Another city in Spain tries BYD pure electric bus
The Spanish city of Sant Cugat in the region of Barcelona, has leased a BYD 12m ebus for a two year trial period. It's is the third city in Spain (after Madrid and Barcelona) to trial BYD’s electric bus technology which has been evaluated in more than 47 European cities and more than 156 worldwide.
BYD 12m pure electric bus
Moventis, part of the Moventia group which operates more than 800 conventional buses, is going to operate the ebus in the city of Sant Cugat. Both Moventis and the city council of Sant Cugat are convinced that pure electric, zero emission city transport is the way forward and have been impressed by the technology offered by BYD, the world’s largest producer of electric buses with many thousands of vehicles in service or on order.
Today at the UITP (International Public Transport Union) Congress in Milan, Italy, Mr Josep M. Marti, CEO of Moventis, witnessed by Mr Pere Aguilar from Sant Cugat City Council, signed a lease for the bus on the BYD stand.
From left to right: Joseph Marti, CEO of Moventis, Isbrand Ho, Managing Director of BYD Europe, and Pere Aguilar from Sant Cugat City Council at the signing ceremony
Speaking at the ceremony Isbrand Ho, Managing Director of BYD Europe said: “We are delighted, following other operations in Spain, to enter into this long term agreement. We know our technology offering is highly competitive and are confident it will set a new benchmark for zero emission transportation in Spain”.
In a joint statement the Town Hall of Sant Cugat del Valles and Moventis said: “As organisations committed to sustainable development we are delighted to begin this trial of a zero emissions bus manufactured to the most advanced technology by BYD. We are confident of a successful experience”.
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As the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, their mission to create safer and more environmentally friendly battery technologies has lead to the development of the BYD Iron Phosphate (or "Fe") Battery. This fire-safe, completely recyclable and incredibly long-cycle technology has become the core of their clean energy platform that has expanded into automobiles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles and energy storage facilities. BYD and all of their shareholders, including the great American Investor Warren Buffett, see these environmentally and economically forward products as the way of the future.
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