SHENZHEN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–One of Thailand’s top power companies, Metropolitan Electricity Authority (MEA), placed orders for 3 long-range, all-electric, 5-passenger BYD e6s and charging pedestals. This is BYD’s first new energy vehicle business in Thailand, opening a new country for global business expansions. MEA is one of the three largest power companies in Thailand providing power for the capital Bangkok and two other large provinces and is promoting the development of electric vehicle industries in Thailand. At present, very few electric vehicles are available in Thailand and MEA was very impressed that BYD had over 300 electric taxis operating in Shenzhen starting 2 and a half years ago with an accumulated range of over 24,380,000 kilometers (over 14.6 million miles). High level MEA executives stated, “We have seen that BYD is a very pragmatic company and is benefiting all mankind with their focus on electrified vehicle development … Cooperation with BYD reflects our common vision – we will keep very close to BYD in promoting the development of electric vehicle, energy storage, and solar power industries in Thailand.”
BYD helped launch the world’s largest pure electric taxi fleet with 300 e6 electric taxis in Shenzhen 2 and a half years ago. BYD also launched long-range, all-electric buses in Shenzhen, Changsha, Xi’AN, Shaoguanover 18 months ago and have accumulated 9,216,000 km (5.5M miles). BYD’s Director of Asia Pacific Auto Sales, Mr. Liu said, “BYD is focusing on the new energy industry. Our products include not only pure electric cars and electric buses, but also solar panels, inverters and energy storage stations. We look forward to a more multi-faceted cooperation with MEA in the near future.” For more information, visit BYD atwww.facebook.com/bydcompany and www.byd.com.
BYD is ranked #1 at the top of Bloomberg’s and BusinessWeek’s 2009 Tech 100 List (http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100520006751/en/BYD-Tops-Bloomberg-Businessweek%E2%80%99s-12th-Annual-Tech) and is the leading manufacturer of advanced, environmentally-friendly battery technologies like BYD’s Iron Phosphate battery used in BYD electric vehicles and electric buses. BYD’s solar panels and LED Lighting systems have CEC, TUV/CE and UL listings, and the company enjoys rapid growth in the consumer electronics space and electrified transportation sector manufacturing under its BYD brand. BYD is the fastest-growing Chinese automotive and green energy technology enterprise. The Company trades on the Hong Kong Exchange (HKE) under the ticker numbers (HK.0285 – BYD Electronics) and (HK.1211 – BYD Company Ltd.), as well as on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange under the ticker number (002594 – BYD Company Ltd.). For more information, visit www.byd.com,www.facebook.com/bydcompany or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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