BYD Company Limited, a leading high-tech multinational company founded in 1995, employs approximately 220,000 people and has 30 industrial parks and production bases worldwide. The company originally produced and marketed rechargeable batteries, but has since grown to operate in the four core fields of IT, automotive, new energy and monorail.
Business success in London
London has one of the largest bus fleets in the world, with approximately 9,000 buses in total, offering huge business potential for BYD. In June 2015 the company supplied the world’s first purpose-built electric double-decker bus to London. Since then BYD, in collaboration with local company Alexander Dennis (AD) has won the single-largest UK order for 51 single-deck buses in London and the vehicles began operation, in the city, from September 2016. BYD has worked with Uber in London as well, helping them to electrify their operations by providing e6 vehicles to be used as private-hire taxis
London is a world-renowned city and to be successful here offers profile for the company and our product, as well as generating a tremendous positive influence on other cities.
Setting up in London
London is a world-renowned city and to be successful here offers profile for the company and its product, as well as generating a tremendous positive influence on other cities. Teamed with the market opportunity available in London’s bus offer and the supportive policies for the electrification of public transportation from the Greater London Authority, the city was an ideal choice to help further BYD's global footprint.
Growing in London
London is spearheading BYD’s European growth strategy. The city now has one of the largest electric bus fleets in Europe and is poised to become the largest with upcoming orders thanks to BYD's business collaboration with ADL. The city runs more buses than any other fleet in the Western world, the equivalent of Paris and New York combined, which is hugely influential. It makes London the benchmarking model for all other European cities in the process of electrification of public transportation and BYD is working to build on this milestone order in other European countries.
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