Further German trial for BYD’s pure electric bus


On the left is the Mayor of Trier: Wolfram Leibe. On the right is the Chairman of Stadtwerke Trier (SWT) Olaf Hornfeck

BYD’s pioneering and long range pure electric ebus is under trial in another German city. Historic Trier is running a 15-day trial of the ebus on its bus line 12 which connects the University of Applied Science and the main train station of Trier.

Most of the passengers are students. The distance between the University and the main train station is about 8 kilometers and the bus averages about 150 km per day.

The BYD bus only runs on weekdays and is being be charged overnight on low cost, off peak electricity. As well as the trial services, Stadtwerke Trier (the public works department of Trier) is performing tests on the bus.

Line 12 is a short route but is unusual because it has a relatively steep gradient of 16%. This is well within the BYD ebus design specification and of course the bus recovers electrical charge during downhill braking. However the route goes through residential areas and there are big benefits for residents of the ebus – it emits zero pollution and is very quiet in operation when compared to diesel buses.

Speaking to media representatives and staff from the municipality at a special ceremony to inaugurate the trial last week the Mayor, Mr. Wolfram Leibe, said: “This test project shows that Trier is an innovative city. There are different opinions about electro mobility and we want to find out the pros and cons. In the foreseeable future, as long as there is good funding, it will be invested in renewable and ecological public transport”.


The BYD ebus outside Trier's town hall

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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 .

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