BYD And Castrosua Launch First Jointly-Manufactured eBus
BYD, a manufacturer of New Energy Vehicles, in partnership with Castrosua, a bus bodybuilding specialist, launched the first jointly produced eBus at a recent presentation in Spain. Its debut marks the start of an era of zero-emission customized eBuses in the 12-metre category for Spanish bus operators, combining BYD’s electric bus chassis technology with Castrosua’s bus bodies.
A ceremony, held in Santiago de Compostela, celebrated the unveiling and presentation of the first tailor-made BYD-Castrosua 12-metre eBus and was hosted by Juan Luis Castro, president of Castrosua, and Isbrand Ho, managing director of BYD Europe.
BYD and Castrosua announced their joint manufacturing partnership in September 2022, creating a collaboration to provide Spanish customers with high-caliber and highly personalized 12-metre electric buses.
BYD Europe Vice President of eBus Sales Javier Contijoch said: “It gives us great pleasure to introduce the BYD-Castrosua 12-metre eBus to Spanish customers. We are very pleased to be collaborating with Castrosua and the unveiling of this debut model is an exciting milestone for the partnership between both companies. BYD strongly believes in strategic localized partnerships. We recognize this as being key to providing clients with the reassurance of local, knowledgeable customer service and support. Together, we look forward to bringing customers tailor-made solutions and world-leading technology.”
“Advanced BYD chassis technology is at the heart of the BYD-Castrosua eBus, evolving from BYD’s experience in electric bus innovation,” according to a press release. “BYD has sold over 90,000 eBuses worldwide. The BYD chassis has been developed for safety, efficiency and reliability. A key benefit is the 6-in-1 controller integrating the entire ecosystem of the bus for improved reliability and increased operational proficiency, as well as energy efficiency. The BYD Battery Thermal Management System ensures the battery stays at the optimum operating temperature, adapting to various climate conditions. There is also the reassurance of battery stability and safety as the BYD-Castrosua eBuses use Iron-Phosphate Battery Technology — developed by BYD — which has excelled in the most rigorous safety tests.”
The BYD-Castrosua 12-metre eBus can accommodate up to 92 passengers. With 422 kWh battery capacity, it also offers a range of more than 450 km on a single charge. Visit bydeurope.com.