China's BYD delivers over 50,000 electric buses globally

Published: October 17, 2019 14:10:57 | Updated: October 19, 2019 13:57:41

The battery-run BYD K9 is a fully electric city bus manufactured by the Chinese automaker BYD Auto. Photo source: Wikipedia

China's leading new energy vehicle (NEV) maker BYD has so far delivered more than 50,000 electric buses to global clients, a manager of the company said.

According to Liu Zhenyu, general manager in charge of BYD's Xi'an business, said the electric buses of BYD have entered dozens of countries and regions including the United States, Britain, Japan, India, and Chile, reports Xinhua.

BYD has provided pure electric buses to more than 90 cities in Europe, grabbing around 20 per cent of the local electric bus market share. In the Asia-Pacific region, the NEV maker's electric buses have been put into use in Japan, the Republic of Korea, Singapore and India, Liu said.

In India, for example, over half of electric buses on the street were made by BYD, he added.

BYD Xi'an new energy industrial base was put into production in September 2014. With an annual output of more than 300,000 passenger cars, it has become BYD's biggest vehicle production base in China.

BYD has set up electric bus plants and research centers in foreign countries such as the Netherland, the US and Brazil.

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