PHOTO CAPTION: BYD e6 electric crossover.

BYD Sells First Electric Cars to Thailand

BYD will supply 3 pure electric vehicles and ancillary charging devices to MEA, to promote the development of electric vehicle industry in Thailand

Published: 13-Sep-2012

SHENZHEN CHINA - Recently, MEA, the Thailand power company, has placed an order for 3 pure electric vehicles from BYD. This is BYD's first new energy vehicle business order in Thailand, adding a new domain for its global business area.

MEA is one of the three largest power companies in Thailand, mainly provide power supply for the capital Bangkok and two other nearby provinces. BYD will supply 3 pure electric vehicles and ancillary charging devices to MEA, to promote the development of electric vehicle industry in Thailand, also introduce BYD's Green City Solution and laid a strong foundation for Thai intelligent cities building.

At present, electric vehicles are generally not mass launched in Thailand. After recognizing that BYD's pure electric taxis have been successfully operating in Shenzhen for more than 2 years, MEA, who realizing the development trend of pure electric vehicle, rapidly showed great interests. The 3 purchasing electric vehicles are maybe used for the executive business cars for MEA senior leadership, to enhance its public image for green and environment protection.

MEA executive said, BYD is a pragmatic company, with the benefiting humankinds green career who focusing on electric vehicle industry.BYD has the world leading research, development and manufacturing strength on pure electric vehicle. Cooperation with the BYD reflects our common green ideas. We will keep the close relationship with BYD, to promote the development of electric vehicle, energy storage, and solar power industry in Thailand.

BYD e6 electric taxi, as the world's largest pure electric taxi team with launching up to 300, has been successfully operating in Shenzhen for over 2 years, which driving range achieve 24,380,000 kilometer. Electric buses also have launched more than 200, successfully running in Shenzhen, Changsha, Xi' AN, Shaoguan and other cities, which fleet footprints overseas present in many cities and regions.

The e6 order this time is BYD's huge breakthrough in Thailand, which opening up a whole new market for new energy products. Mr. Liu, the director of BYD Asia - Pacific Auto Sales, said, BYD is a company focusing on new energy industry. Our products have not only pure electric cars, electric buses, but also solar products and energy storage station. Our storage products based on the world's leading Fe battery technology, which have been successfully applied in the projects of Nation Grid and China Southern Power Grid. The cooperation with MEA this time is quite smoothly. We look forward for more multi-faceted cooperations with MEA in energy storage, solar power and other fields for Thailand's intelligent city and green future.

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