BYD in France
19 Juin 2016 - Autoblog
BYD is making big moves with its electric buses in France. At the Transport Publics show in Paris, the Chinese automaker had its French debut of its 39-foot bus, along with the announcement of the sale of 16 EV buses to various French operators.
Additionally, Parisian transport company RATP is undertaking a six-month trial of BYD's electric bus. From September 2016 until February 2017, the bus will run on two different routes in the French capital as the country looks to shift to cleaner fleets.
"This is a significant step for BYD since France and in particular Paris is recognized as a public transport thought leader globally," says BYD Europe Managing Director Isbrand Ho. "We heard of the tremendous commitment to improving air quality by both the French government and the Paris regional government when we attended the UN's COP21 discussions here last December. Now, we are delighted to be contributing one of our buses to the trial program underway in the city."