Electric Buses Complete Testing Program in Columbia BYD’s average fuel efficiency found to be 1.13 km/ kWh (or ~1.81 miles/ kWh) Business Wire BOGOTÁ, Colombia -- September 19, 2013 The Sistemas Sustentables and ISSRC have released third-party test results from Bogota Columbia announcing the BYD electric bus Andino-12 (the 40 foot BYD all-electric bus) had successfully concluded two weeks of intensive testing and evaluation. The general purpose of the program was to carry out operational testing to determine electric-bus feasibility in Bogota’s Integrated Public Transport System. The BYD Andino-12 electric bus had a carrying capacity of 80 passengers with a specified range of over 250 km. BYD Andino 12 is a zero-emissions, all-electric 12 meter long bus that can transport up to 80 passen ... BYD Andino 12 is a zero-emissions, all-electric 12 meter long bus that can transport up to 80 passengers for over 250 Km with a single night-time electric charge. (Photo: Business Wire) The testing was carried out in Bogota on a route specified by Transmilenio S.A. Shown in the figure below, the test route covered around 700 km with a total testing time of 40 hours under various traffic conditions, road surfaces and gradients. The tests were carried out under two different load conditions (full load and 70% loaded), according to the various protocols and manuals. The Andino 12’s average performance on route was 1.13 km/kWh (exceeding even BYD’s specifications of 1 km/kWh). In terms of passenger perceived noise, the average values obtained were considerably below the Colombian standards, 61.44 dB and 66.87dB with the windows closed and open (the maximum standard in Columbia is 80 dBA). When the bus is stopped, it does not generate any noise since the motor parts are static (i.e. it does not have an idling mode like a traditional internal combustion engine). The results obtained fell well within required values set in the Colombian standard (daily limit of 50 μg/ m36), regardless of whether the vehicle circulates with the windows closed or open (20.2 and 31.8 μg/m3 respectively). The bus did not present any problems in terms of range and regeneration and was completely reliable. The single-charge range of the Andino 12 was confirmed between 270 and 280 km, which complies with Bogota requirements for operating within the system. Last October, BYD’s electric bus participated in the C40 Hybrid & Electric Bus Test Program in Colombia. This event is endorsed by The Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) and InterAmerican Development Bank (IABD). For more detailed information about the Clinton Climate Initiative-C40 testing results see this link: http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20121006005032/en/Bus-Technology-Comparisons-Released-Clinton-Climate-Initiative. About SISTEMAS SUSTENTABLES Sustainable Systems Consultant Company Limited is an organization dedicated to applied research and development projects related to Environment, Energy and Technology Innovation. Nationally, the company operates as Sustainable Systems, while internationally the term used ISSRC-LA (International Sustainable Systems Research Center Latin America).This society is composed of professionals with graduate level Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, with extensive experience in projects for public and private institutions in Chile and abroad. For more information, visit www.sistemas-sustentables.com. About BYD BYD has been ranked at the top of Bloomberg Business Week’s Tech 100 List (http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100520006751/en/BYD-Tops-Bloomberg-Businessweek%E2%80%99s-12th-Annual-Tech) and is the world’s leading manufacturer of advanced, environmentally-friendly battery technologies. BYD’s solar panels and LED Lighting systems have CEC, TUV/CE and UL listings, and the company has also enjoyed rapid growth in the consumer electronics space and electrified transportation. BYD is the fastest-growing Chinese automotive and green energy technology enterprise. The company trades on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKSE) under the ticker numbers HK.0285 – BYD Electronics and HK.1211 – BYD Company Ltd., as well as on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange under the ticker number 002594 - BYD Company Ltd. For more information, visit www.byd.com , www.facebook.com/bydcompany or email email@example.com. About ISSRC (International Sustainable Systems Research Center) ISSRC is a nonprofit institution established in California, USA, which works with developing countries in Asia, Africa and America. Their main objectives are to educate to achieve sustainability goals including research and development of various methodological approaches and technologies for environmentally sustainable economic growth. ISSRC is closely linked to Sustainable Systems through ISSRC-LA collaborating actively in international projects and outreach publications jointly by these institutions.For further background on ISSRC www.issrc.org address. Photos/Multimedia Gallery Available: http://www.businesswire.com/multimedia/home/20130919005553/en/ Multimedia Available:http://www.businesswire.com/cgi-bin/mmg.cgi?eid=50712239&lang=en Contact: BYD Contacts in China: Sherry Li, +86-755-8988-8888-69666 firstname.lastname@example.org or In US: Micheal Austin, 800-BYD-AUTO email@example.com or In Europe: Penny Peng, +31-102070888 firstname.lastname@example.org
Electric Buses Complete Testing Program in Columbia
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