BYD ebus enters trial service at Sydney airport

Sydney International Airport in Australia has begun a six-month trial of a 12 metre BYD pure electric ebus. Operated by Carbridge Pty. Ltd, Australia's leading airport ground transportation provider, the bus was chosen because of its industry leading operational range. The bus will be used as an airport passenger shuttle.

In Europe the ebus has been trialed in 36 major cities and Amsterdam Airport Schiphol has ordered a fleet for airside use.

At a launch ceremony held at Sydney International Airport, BYD Asia Pacific General Manager Liu Xueliang said: "Compared with fossil-fuelled buses, BYD's pure electric bus has zero emissions, doesn't make noise and ensures a comfortable ride without the disturbances associated with conventional buses of combustion engines. These characteristics will provide a great experience for visitors to the Airport". Sydney Airport plans to electrify their entire bus fleet in the coming years.

BYD's ebus employs many advanced technologies developed in-house by a staff of more than 15,000 R&D engineers, such as the advanced environmentally friendly, BYD Iron-Phosphate battery, in-wheel hub motors and regenerative braking system. The break-through Iron-Phosphate battery is fire-safe and non-toxic: there are no caustic materials contained in the battery, no toxic electrolytes or heavy metals and can be completely recycled. The BYD electric bus delivers a host of operational and environmental benefits for public transport riders, operators and people in the community -- it is very quiet and ensures a comfortable ride without vibrations, jerks or noise associated with the conventional buses and combustion engines. The bus can also drive for more than 250 km (155 miles) even in heavy city traffic on a single charge. The bus has completed more than 20 million kilometers of "in revenue service" and has been proven in many major cities all over the world.

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About Carbridge Pty Ltd:

Carbridge is Australia's largest Aviation bus company with operations at Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Perth and Melbourne Airports. Carbridge currently employs over 250 staff and operates a fleet of over 70 airport specific vehicles both airside and landside.

About BYD

BYD Company Ltd. is one of China’s largest companies to have successfully expanded globally. Specializing in battery technologies, their green mission to “solve the whole problem” has made them industry pioneers and leaders in several High-tech sectors including High-efficiency Automobiles, Electrified Public Transportation, Environmentally-Friendly Energy Storage, Affordable Solar Power and Information Technology and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) services.

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.

BYD has made a strong entrance to the North, Central and South American markets with their battery electric buses, and lineup of automobiles. Their mission lies not just in sales growth, but also in sociological integration and local job creation as they have poured incredible investments into developing offices, dealerships and manufacturing facilities in the local communities they now call home, truly a first for Chinese companies. For more information, please visit www.byd.com or www.facebook.com/bydcompany.

For more media information about BYD please contact:

Automotive PR:

Martin Hayes (London): +44 (0)20 7952 1070 or mhayes@automotivepr.com

BYD Europe:

Vareseweg 53-59, 3047 AT, Rotterdam

Penny Peng: +31 –102070888 or penny.peng@byd.com

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