BYD Company Ltd., a leading high-tech expert for rechargeable batteries, launched 20 pure electric buses on Jeju Island, South Korea. The project is the largest project of its kind in all Northeast Asia. On Udo, the largest of the islands of Jeju City, the mid-size eBus-7 will navigate the narrow roads without emitting any carbon and therefore leave the untouched nature as it is. The minimum range is 200 kilometers on one charge and the batteries require only two hours to be fully recharged.
The placement of the order was special in the run-up, because 60 Udo residents were able to inspect the eBus-7. BYD made a name for itself with projects like these, which caught the attention of the South Korean government. BYD’s president Wand Chuanfu was invited to attend a group discussion with South Korea’s president Moon Jae-in.
“Our track record in renewable energy reflects our mission to do something for the environment with the highest quality,” said Liu Xueliang, General Manager of BYD Asia Pacific Auto Sales Division. “Having passed South Korea’s rigorous vehicle safety standards, the eBus-7 is reflective of the excellent engineering behind our vehicles and suitable for the fragile terrain of Udo Island.”
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