The buses are scheduled to be delivered during 2021 and in the first half of 2022, and will be put into operation on 34 bus routes across five regions of the capital.
To date, BYD has won 1,472 orders for electric buses in the Colombian capital. In addition to Bogotá, BYD buses operate in Medellin and Cali.
“This order for more than 1,000 buses marks a fresh start, which will effectively promote the rapid development of green transportation in Latin America and the coming era of global bus electrification,” says Stella Li, president, BYD Motors.
“In the move towards electrification globally, BYD will continue to make great contributions moving forward.”
“Assembling the bus body parts in Colombia will not only help boost the national economy by creating skilled jobs for the local community, but also improve the quality of transportation services, cut carbon emissions, and improve the environment,” adds Maria Fernanda Ortiz, head of Transmilenio.