BYD Delivers Taiwan’s First Electric Buses

MAY 6 2014 BY MARK KANE 3

BYD ebus

BYD ebus

BYD announced that for the very first time it has delivered electric buses to Taiwan, yet another country with Chinese mass transit EV.

Three BYD ebuses went to MiaoLi Motor Transportation Limited.

Taiwan MiaoLi Motor Transport President Huang Yunxi stated:

“We are very glad to be BYD’s first customer in the Taiwan market. We chose these long-range transit buses to combat rising fuel costs as well as to protect our environment. They will surely be a success on the streets and on our balance sheets.”

According to BYD, over 1,000 of such buses are around the world and have completed more than 25.2 million kilometers (or nearly 16 million miles) of revenue service.

Liu Xueliang, General Manager of BYD Asia Pacific remarked:

“BYD’s eBus will provide a new environmentally-friendly, green option for people in Taiwan when they ride the shuttles in the city. What we do today plays a great role in environmental protection because replacing one Diesel or CNG bus is equivalent to avoid the CO2 of 33 private cars on the road. This historic first delivery to Taiwan symbolizes a unified goal for a cleaner tomorrow on both sides of The Taiwan Strait is hopefully the first of many to come.”

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Mark,

Did it say how many buses were delivered? Or is this just a pilot?

Thanks!

Three.

This is a last week news ( I knew because I live in TWN). The key features of this bus are
1) The model name is called K9
2) It can run 250Km per charge, the charge to full time is around 4 hours
3) the battery type is “Lithium iron phosphate”
4) the bus cost is up to 10 million NTD (around 333K US dollar)
5) the charging fee is 1/3 in electricity compared to Gas.