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May 18, 2020

BYD supplies 12 electric buses to Sao Jose dos Campos

BYD is to supply 12 pure electric articulated buses to Sao Jose dos Campos' Green Line in Brazil.

By Rhodri Morgan

BYD is to supply 12 pure electric articulated buses to Sao Jose dos Campos’ Green Line in Brazil, with the vehicles delivered in the next 18 months.

The corridor’s first stage will have 14.5km – connecting the south and east regions – the most populous of the city – as well as the central region.

The 12 units of 22-metre-long articulated buses will be manufactured by BYD in its facility in Campinas, which produces the pure electric bus chassis sold in the country. The plant installed in Campinas in 2015 has an annual production capacity of 720 chassis and could double capacity according to the production plan.

In 2018, São José dos Campos implemented a fleet of 100% electric cars for its entire Municipal Guard with BYD e5 and e6 models. After a year, the city had saved R$850,000 (US$145,000) on fuel.

Before the implementation of the new models, the Municipal Guard spent R$933,000 on gasoline and alcohol per year. 

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