BYD will deliver 12 electric articulated buses in the next 18 months to the new Green Line Project corridor, in the city of São José dos Campos, in São Paulo state, Brazil.
The new Green Line corridor’s first stage will be 14.5km long, connecting the south and east regions of – the most denselypopulated areas of the city – and the central region.
The 12 22m-long buses will be manufactured by BYD in its facility in Campinas, which produces the pure electric bus chassis sold in Brazil. Opened in 2015, the Campinas plant has an annual production capacity of 720 chassis which BYD says could be doubled.
São José dos Campos earlier upgraded its car fleet for its Municipal Guard with BYD e5 and e6 models, and reports that after a year, it achieved significant savings in fuel costs and prevented around 400 tonnes of CO2 being emitted.