BYD receives EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval for its pure electric bus
2013-01-08 Leave a comment
Rotterdam, Netherlands – BYD announced today that its pure electric bus has received the EU’s Whole Vehicle Type Approval, WVTA for short, allowing it to sell its electric buses in all EU member states without the need for individual national approval.
By obtaining this approval BYD has taken another significant step for its electric bus business. It will help ensure the successful implementation of BYD’s business plan for its electric buses in EU countries this year .
The WVTA is a compulsory certificate which has to be obtained before vehicles or components of the same type can be approved for sale within EU countries. The WVTA encompasses 25 tests(excluding components tests) and sets high standards for vehicle and safety performance. In order to achieve this standard a bus must conform to a host of stringent European directives.
BYD has been targeting sales in Europe of its pure electric bus, the first 12 metre fully electric bus on the market, and has gained orders in a number of countries including China, Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Israel, Uruguay, Canada and the United States. A series of successful demonstrations in major European cities have also been completed or started. Venues have included: Amsterdam (Schipol airport), Budapest, Madrid , Barcelona, Brussels and Salzburg. In addition, BYD has recently announced that it is to set up a Joint Venture to manufacture electric buses in Bulgaria.
BYD Co., Ltd is a leading-edge provider of green energy technologies that specializes in the IT, automotive, and new energy industries. Being the world’s biggest rechargeable battery manufacturer, BYD also has the largest global market share for cell-phone chargers and keypads. ADD: No.3009, BYD Road, Pingshan, Shenzhen, 518118, P.R.China BYD branched out into the auto business in 2003, and has kept a robust yearly growth rate successively. In 2008, Warren Buffett invested $232 million to take a 9.89% stake in BYD. Today, BYD is the fastest-growing Chinese auto company and a global pioneer in the field of new energy vehicles including Dual Mode Electric Models and Pure Electric Models. Based on its core Fe Battery technology, BYD has worked out a Green City Solution, which aims to electrify urban public transportation systems by transitioning from gasoline and diesel buses and taxis to pure electric ones. In March 2012, BYD and Daimler AG officially announced the entirely new EV brand Denza in China. In addition, BYD has also focused on the Research & Development and manufacturing of a wide range of new energy products, including energy storage system, solar energy products and LED lighting. For more information, please visit http://www.byd.com,www.facebook.com/bydcompany or contact firstname.lastname@example.org