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BYD Launches First Electric Bus for Pilot Operation in Costa Rica

Auto News - Published on Wed, 16 Oct 2019

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On October 3, 2019, BYD launched the first pilot plan to incorporate pure electric buses into Costa Rica's public transportation system, in partnership with BYD's local dealership, the Office of the First Lady of the Republic, the Costa Rican Energy Institute, the National Force and Light Company and the University of Costa Rica.

The public-private partnership agreement, signed by BYD, ICE, CNFL, and the UCR, seeks to carry out feasibility studies that will allow evaluating the first steps towards introducing electric mobility to the country's public transportation system. According to the pilot plan, the BYD electric bus will undergo a three-month testing period serving the University of Costa Rica's internal bus route, carrying more than 143,000 students, professors, and employees. The bus boasts an average range of 250 km and has the capacity to transport 80 passengers, including a limited mobility passenger area and wheelchair access ramp. ICE and CNFL were responsible for the installation of an electric charging station in the UCR campus.

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Posted By : Mohan Sharma on Wed, 16 Oct 2019
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