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BYD Bags Dutch Electric Bus Order; Buses to Ply Across Schiermonnikoog

Chinese automobile company BYD has bagged a contract to sell six electric buses to an island province in The Netherlands’ . The10-mile-long island is home to The Netherlands’ first national park named Schiermonnikoog.

The Schiermonnikoog is virtually car-free and has just 1,000 residents. Now the question is what will they do with six big buses?

Well, the island attracts about 350,000 visitors per year and these six electric buses will be used for public transportation in and around the island.

This is a sustainable method to protect the park and its environment. From next year, the island will use these emission-free buses which are completely eco-friendly.

BYD plays a leading role in the hybrid vehicle manufacturing world. In 2008, BYD began selling its F3DM which isChina’s first mass-produced hybrid electric vehicle.

Last month, the company won a contract to supply to the city of Windsor, Ontario – right across the river from Detroit – with what will be the first fleet of all-electric buses for a North American municipality. Last year, BYD also won similar contracts with Singapore and Frankfurt,Germany.

BYD claims that its eBUS-12 has a single-charge range of 186 miles.

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