BYD’s Double-Decker Electric Buses Arrive In Chile
BYD, a global manufacturer of new energy vehicles and electric batteries, marks a new milestone for electromobility in Chile with the arrival of the first double-decker electric buses that will be part of the RED Mobility system.
“This involves 10 BYD B12C01 buses, with a focus on greater autonomy. The buses charge from 0 to 100% in a maximum of 2 hours, and have a range of 280 kilometers,” according to a press release.
“In Chile, we have been pioneers in the implementation of electric buses for public transportation. This new and important milestone of bringing the first double-decker electric buses to the country, positions us once again at the forefront of electromobility throughout the region and the continent. At BYD, we are proud to be able to continue contributing to improving the quality of life of Chileans through the electrification of transportation,” Tamara Berríos, Country Manager of BYD Chile, said.
“Each of the BYD B12C01 double-decker buses includes 30 USB ports that are distributed within the passenger area, along with built-in Wi-Fi and air conditioning. The buses also incorporate XL seats and a preferential area for wheelchairs. The total capacity of the buses is 97 passengers,” the release stated. “The buses, specially designed for Chile, are 12.128 meters long and 4.170 meters high, with an approximate weight of 16.5 tons. The incorporation of these buses to metropolitan public transportation aims to increase the comfort of trips and increase the capacity of transported users. This milestone is the result of years of work by the company to promote and implement electromobility in the country.
“Currently, BYD’s 100% electric buses are serving the markets of several Latin American countries, including Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, and Uruguay. Globally, BYD’s buses, cabs and other pure electric vehicles are operating in more than 400 cities within 70-plus countries.”