A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

49 BYD e6 EV Taxis Headed For Bogotá

BYD is short for Build Your Dreams.

Chinese EV manufacturer BYD announced that is will provide the Colombian city of Bogotá with a fleet of 46 all-electric taxis.

This first South American, all-electric taxi fleet will be launching next month with 46 BYD e6 cross-over sedans. These units will be placed into taxi service as of Q1 2013 in the Colombian capital.

BYD Ltd and Praco Didacol (BYD’s Colombian distribution partner) held a press conference Wednesday Dec. 12 with BYD’s Chairman Chuanfu Wang for the announcement.

Ms. Stella Li, BYD senior vice president, says BYD hopes to triple the company’s growth and presence in Colombia by next year.

The district government authorized this scalable all-electric taxi pilot program in an effort to improve the air quality in Colombia’s dense cities.

In total, 49 BYD e6, 5-passenger, all-electric cross-over sedans received approval from the Colombia Ministry of Transportation to operate as taxis in the city of Bogotá.

When they start being used, BYD said they will be the most spacious and comfortable taxis in Colombia. BYD also says they are extremely quiet on roads and completely non-polluting (no direct emissions).

A measure was adopted by the Colombian Ministry of Environment in 2009 so that these types of vehicles could be imported with zero tax. Plus, electric cars in Bogotá do not have license plate restrictions like other petroleum vehicles.


1 comment to 49 BYD e6 EV Taxis Headed For Bogotá

Leave a Reply