New energy technology company BYD signed a mutual Cooperation Agreement with Columbian Motors Corp. (CMC) to export the Shenzhen-based company’s pure electric buses and trucks to the Philippines, BYD announced.
Liu Xueliang, general manager of BYD Asia Pacific Auto Sales Division, and Jose Chavez Alvarez, governor of Palawan (Philippines), were among the dignitaries present at the signing ceremony. The event also saw the signing of a separate agreement to deliver 10 BYD K9s and 12 BYD T4s to CMC by mid-February.
Based in the southern Chinese technology hub of Shenzhen, BYD has grown its presence in the Philippines over the past five years as part of its global expansion. Its suite of products in this south-east Asia archipelago has expanded from conventional vehicle to new energy vehicle. BYD and the city of Iloilo are currently exploring the possibility of constructing a 12.4-mile SkyRail monorail by 2019.
BYD’s K9 pure electric bus can travel up to a maximum speed of 43 mph with a range of up to 124 miles. It is operation in the Canadian city of Alberta and is currently running in Kyoto, Japan.
BYD’s T4 pure electric vans are equipped with lithium batteries, permanent magnet synchronous motors, and a maximum speed of 62 mph.