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1.11.16

BYD * China - A bus factory in Hungary -- Order together with Alexander Dennis UK

* Shenzhen - Chinese busmaker begin production in Hungary

(Video by BYD Company Ltd. - Dec 30, 2015: We end our year with the unprecedented delivery of a huge pure electric bus fleet to the city of Shenzhen, making significant headway towards sustainable development, and hoping cities worldwide will follow suit)

 --- The China-based electric bus and passenger vehicle manufacturer BYD will be opening a new small-scale electric bus manufacturing plant in Komarom, Hungary, according to recent reports... Production at the new facility is expected to begin in early 2017 — with initial production quantities being 200 units a year. Plans are to eventually double production to 400 units a year... While those numbers aren’t particularly aggressive (around 25,000 buses were sold in Europe in 2015), the move by BYD is an important one. The new €20 million investment into the Komarom plant is the first such investment by a China-based electric bus firm into Europe... With great potential in the European market, BYD could leverage this entry into the market at some later point for rapid growth... 
Shenzen, China - Clean Technica, by James Ayre (USA) - October 14th, 2016


* Hunan - BYD buses making Liverpool (UK) greener

--- Chinese automotive manufacturer BYD and British bus maker Alexander Dennis won their first order together outside of the capital when they were asked to deliver electric single-decker vehicles to Liverpool, at a time when green technology buses are becoming more popular throughout the UK... The partnership will see them deliver a fleet of emissions-free buses to work routes around Liverpool city center. The order, which was placed by Merseyside operator Arriva North West, is for 12 Enviro200 EV 12-meter buses... They will work city-center routes by day and be recharged overnight... The buses are expected to cover between 240 km and more than 300 km each day and will also power integral USB chargers fitted inside the vehicles for the use of passengers... 
(Photo/provided to China Daily - An artists impression of BYD's electric single-decker bus Enviro200 EV)   --  Changsha, Hunan, China - China Daily, by Xu Shanshan - 28 October 2016

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