Electric Buses Complete Testing Program in Columbia

  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
pr@byd.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.

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Contact:

BYD
Contacts in China:
Sherry Li, +86-755-8988-8888-69666
pr@byd.com
or
In US:
Micheal Austin, 800-BYD-AUTO
micheal.austin@byd.com
or
In Europe:
Penny Peng, +31-102070888
penny.peng@byd.com
 
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