Under the agreements, the South China city will lease 200 eBus battery-electric buses and 300 battery-electric e6 sedan taxis for the 2011 Universiade.
After the Universiade Games come to an end, the electric vehicles will enter Shenzhen’s public transportation system. This lease contract is one of the largest by an automaker involving battery-electric vehicles for public use.
e6 and eBUS fleet testing have been extremely successful for over a year for the e6 and half-a-year for the eBUS and is referenced in the “BYD Fleet Summary” released April 2011. The all-electric test fleet using the eBUS has now logged over 68,601 all-electric miles (>43K Km) with the eBUS predominantly charged off-peak at multi-use public station terminals, and utilizing the lowest night-time energy rates. The all-electric e6 taxi fleet has now logged over 2,267,298 all-electric miles (>3.6M Km) with rapid-charge-times averaging 20 minutes.