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BYD fielding electric taxis in Hong Kong, buses in Bogota

BYD Company Ltd. is participating in an initiative that could bring down Hong Kong’s vehicle emissions by nearly 56 percent.

By introducing e6 pure electric taxis in the region starting this May, BYD will help Hong Kong electrify their public transport system which mostly consists of diesel buses and LPG taxis.

“Hong Kong has been dedicated to promoting green transport for quite some time – electrifying public transportation will not only significantly save costs, but it will dramatically lower the city vehicle emissions and improve air quality, creating a tremendous social impact,” said Chuan-fu Wang, chairman and president of BYD Company Limited.

The first 45 electric taxis are expected to be on the streets of Hong Kong starting May. Meanwhile, BYD is collaborating with several partners on charging stations for the electric taxis, having already built and tested three charging station in Oi Man Estate, Shek Wai Kok Estate and Wong Tai Sin.

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