BYD Receives Record Bus & Taxi Order; 2,000 Buses And 1,000 Taxis!
from Mark Kane
Another day begins with electrifying and shocking news from China where BYD just announced that it received a massive order for 2,000 battery-electric transit buses (ebus) and 1,000 pure-electric cars (the e6) for taxi use.
The pure-electric BYD e6 Taxi and k9 Transit Bus
This is a new record not only for buses, but also for electric fleet orders.
“In response to China’s deteriorating air quality and ecological environment, Hangzhou’s Leadership has taken a serious stance on combatting the issues by adopting zero-emissions public transportation, namely electric buses and taxis.”
The order was signed this week by the Mayor of Hangzhou, Hongming Zhang. Half of the fleet – 1,000 buses and 500 taxis – will be delivered by the end of 2014 so BYD must have a huge factory for these buses. Recall that 1,200 were ordered for Dalian and 600 for Nankin, two other cities in China.