From Shenzhen to Equador: BYD is exporting green buses

09/02/2019

 

A fleet of 20 electric buses will serve the city Guayaquil, the second most populous center of the Latin country

 

BYD arrives in Ecuador. A fleet of 20 electric buses produced by the Chinese manufacturer, in fact, was released in the port of Manta. The move seems to be a clear development project in the Latin American market for the Chinese automaker.

From Manta, the buses will be taken to Guayaquil, the second most populous city in the country. Here the two million inhabitants of the city will be used for public transport, as reported by the Xinhua state news agency.

 

The buses will serve 10,500 commuters a day in the city

 

Saucinc, the local public transport operator of Guayaquil, paid $ 7.7 million in November for buses that, given the length of 12 meters, can recharge in just four hours and travel 300 km before needing a ‘full’, making them significantly cheaper to manage than their diesel powered predecessors.

The buses will serve 10,500 commuters a day in the city. Ecuador thus became the second South American market in which BYD entered in just two months. In fact, in December, the Chinese house had delivered 100 electric buses to the Chilean capital, Santiago.

 

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