Big BYD EV bus fleet for Bogota | Automotive Industry News

BYD declared the delivery of 470 pure electric buses to Bogota, the cash of Colombia. This is the country’s largest pure electric bus fleet, and also the largest bus fleet BYD has shipped in the Americas.

The Bogota town authorities and the Bogota town community transportation authority (Transmilenio) held a delivery ceremony for the initially batch of 120 buses which will be utilized on nine routes across the town by from 26 December, 2020, and will serve somewhere around 69,300 passengers together the routes. The remaining 350 units will be place on the other 30 routes in the course of the initially quarter of 2021.

A charging station in the Fontibon district of Bogota is equipped with fifty six double-gun electric chargers with a power of 150KW. The building of the charging station, the set up of the chargers and the power source have been dealt with by Codensa, a joint enterprise recognized by ENEL, an Italian power grid company and the Bogota Electricity Group. When the buses and charging stations are officially place into procedure, it is believed that far more than four hundred task prospects will be created for the neighborhood communities, together with drivers, logistics and maintenance personnel.

Each bus takes one.5 to two.5 several hours to charge fully with a cruising variety of about 300km (two hundred miles) on a single charge.

The buses are 12m and 9m designs, with passenger ability of 80 and 50 men and women respectively.

Each bus has a driver security cabin, Tv, WiFi, stability cameras, smart transportation technique, cell telephone charging USB interfaces, entry platform for men and women with disabilities, and “other men and women centric options”.

BYD entered the Colombian marketplace in 2012.

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