TAICHUNG CITY, Taiwan--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
BYD Company Ltd. has delivered the first three of what will hopefully be many battery electric transit buses for the streets of Taiwan. MiaoLi Motor Transportation Limited has officially taken delivery on three of BYD Company Ltd.’s revolutionary electric transit buses. “We are very glad to be BYD’s first customer in the Taiwan market. We chose these long-range transit buses to combat rising fuel costs as well as to protect our environment. They will surely be a success on the streets and on our balance sheets,” said Taiwan MiaoLi Motor Transport President Huang Yunxi. The standard 12 meter (40’) transit vehicles are currently the only long-range battery electric transit solution available worldwide. "BYD’s eBus will provide a new environmentally-friendly, green option for people in Taiwan when they ride the shuttles in the city. What we do today plays a great role in environmental protection because replacing one Diesel or CNG bus is equivalent to avoid the CO2 of 33 private cars on the road," said Liu Xueliang, General Manager of BYD Asia Pacific. “This historic first delivery to Taiwan symbolizes a unified goal for a cleaner tomorrow on both sides of The Taiwan Strait is hopefully the first of many to come.”
BYD’s pure-electric bus employs many advanced technologies developed in-house by BYD’s expansive staff of more than 15,000 engineers, such as the advanced environmentally-friendly, Iron-Phosphate (or “Fe”) batteries, in-wheel hub motors and regenerative braking systems. 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 25.2 million kilometers (or nearly 16 M miles) of “in revenue service” and has been evaluated in many major cities all over the world.
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.
- Automotive Industry