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BYD boasts the world's largest selection of battery electric buses and a clientele that spans across 300 cities around the world.
New energy technology company BYD proudly announced on 18th January the production of its 50,000th pure electric bus, nine years since production began. The milestone follows the departure of a K9UB 12-metre pure electric bus for Spain from BYD's Hangzhou testing facility.
BYD boasts the world's largest selection of battery electric buses and a clientele that spans across 300 cities around the world. The K9UB pure electric bus that was exported to Spain features an all-new styling, with a capacity for 80 passengers. As Spain's largest 12-metre pure electric bus, this bus would be operated by local operator TUBASA and is expected to enter service in Badajoz, a city in southwestern Spain this spring.
BYD entered Spain's electric bus sector in 2017 and currently has orders from various cities such as Valencia, Saint Cugat, Badalona and Badajoz. To date, BYD is the only Chinese company to enter the Spanish electric bus market successfully.
“Our track record demonstrates a clear market recognition of and trust in BYD products,” said Wang Chuanfu, President and Chairman of BYD Company Limited. “BYD has set a ‘Gold Standard’ for the pure electric bus market because of its rock-solid product quality, a complete supply chain and product solutions, and leading core technologies in areas such as batteries, motors and electronic controls. This is a thumb's up for not only China's electric vehicle industry but the world's.”
Ever since the first K9 pure electric bus was produced in Changsha in 2010, BYD has actively advocated the adoption of new energy vehicles. In 2010, to ease environmental pollution, BYD proposed its ‘Public Transportation Electrification’ strategy. Shenzhen's hosting of the 26th Summer Universiade in 2011 was a turning point as 200 BYD K9 pure electric buses entered operations in the city. That event saw BYD become the world's first company to commercialise new energy buses.
Today, BYD pure electric buses are not only commonplace in major Chinese cities like Beijing, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Tianjin, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Changsha and Xian, but have also spread to medium- to small-sized cities in the country. In addition, BYD has gradually grown its international customer base for pure electric buses since the first batch of 35 electric buses was exported to Amsterdam Schiphol airport in 2013. These include transport for London, Los Angeles Public Transport Co, Sydney Airport, Stanford University and Facebook.
比亚迪于2017年进入西班牙电动巴士行业，目前已收到来自瓦伦西亚（Valencia）、圣库加特 （Saint Cugart） ，巴达洛纳 （Badalona） 和巴达霍斯（Badajoz）等多个城市的订单。迄今为止，比亚迪是唯一一家成功进入西班牙电动巴士市场的中国公司。
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