BYD (Build Your Dreams) electric vehicle and battery supplier has secured a deal to supply 1200 zero-emission, electric buses to the northern Chinese city of Dalian.
The city’s municipal government has agreed to purchase 600 in 2014 and a further 600 in 2015. The deal coincides with BYD announcing it is opening a production facility in Dalian to supply the north of China.
The company has E-bus fleets operating in cities around the globe with trials running to demonstrate the fuel efficiency and savings to be made by operators.
Prasarana Transit in Malaysia has reported that its fleet of BYD buses can drive more than 400 kilometers per charge, following the results the operator swiftly placed an order for a further 15 buses.