On July 30th, 2011, BYD attended the “New Energy Automobile Delivery and Charging Facility Launching Ceremony for 2011 International Universiade Games in Shenzhen". The ceremony was held in the Public Transportation Charging Station in Shenzhen Bay. With the leasing contracts signed by BYD and Shenzhen.s Major Public Bus Operations on July 24th, 2011, BYD as the exclusive provider of pure-electric auto and bus for the 2011 Universiade has formally started to deliver 200 of BYD’s all-electric eBUS and 300 of BYD’s all-electric e6 to this new energy fleet, which now becomes the largest pure electric fleet in the World. With the launch of well appointed charging facilities installed around Universiade competition venues to support these electric vehicles, this fleet will contribute greatly to Shenzhen.s development of New Energy Transportation Industry during and after the 2011 Universiade.
The official from Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, the Vice Mayor of Shenzhen and other government
officers attended the ceremony, all belauding BYD’s achievements in boosting development and application of new
energy vehicle. “Under the support of new energy vehicle manufacturers in Shenzhen especially like BYD, and the
cooperation between them and Shenzhen municipal government, the ‘New Energy Automobile Demonstration’of the
26th Universiade will become a crucial milestone for China.s energy-saving and new energy automotive industry.”
The official from China central government stressed.
During the New Energy Automobile Demonstration Projects, there are 2011 new energy vehicles and buses to be
operated and 57 charging stations serving for public transportation. The charging stations will be located around 44
competition venues with 850 charging positions, to support 77 new energy public transit lines for the Universiade.
There are 253 pure electric buses and 300 electric taxis included in the 2011 new energy fleet, among which 200
pure electric buses are BYD eBUSes and all taxis are BYD e6s, making BYD the largest pure electric transportation
supplier for the 26th Universiade.
The eBUSes BYD delivered this time are unique for its very-low-passenger-entry floor and in-wheel motor drive
system technology, all developed independently by BYD to give passengers more convenience of getting on, making
the New Energy Vehicle fleet Project of the 2011 International Universiade Game fulfilled with technology
diversification. Moreover these delivered BYD e6s are improved on the basis of the previous trial fleet version, with
lower floor to make more space and more comfort for passengers. The fleet of 50 e6 Shenzhen Taxis, in service since
May 2010 has now surpassed 2,267,298 all-electric cumulative fleet miles (>3.6M Km) with the single mileage
logging over 80,000 miles (>0.13M Km). The core of the e6 and eBUS-12 technology is BYD’s Iron-Phosphate or
“Fe” battery technology, boasts the highest safety, longest service life and most environmentally friendly
rechargeable chemistry. After the delivery ceremony, the deputy major of Shenzhen and other Shenzhen government
leaders test rode BYD eBUS and drove e6, all speaking highly of BYD pure electric vehicles.