Electric commercial vehicle manufacturer BYD recently launched the “Zero Carbon Industrial Campus” in Pingshan, China, which would become the first zero-carbon HQ of Chinese automobile brands.
Founded in September 2006, BYD Pingshan Industrial Campus covers an approximate area of 2.3 million square meters, employing approximately 50,000 people.
Promoting carbon emission reduction
Promoting carbon emission reduction and achieve carbon neutrality requires an accurate understanding of where carbon emission coming from, knowing how to count related emission data, applying green energy more efficiently, having sufficient space for emission reduction, and devising efficient industry strategies.
To this end, BYD has invited SGS, the world’s leading testing, inspection, and certification company, to provide consulting, certification, and technical support for the project.
One of BYD’s representatives stated that “Pingshan’s first ‘Zero Carbon Industrial Campus’ project will become an important case study with rich experience accumulated, paving the way for BYD’s company-wide carbon emission reduction and carbon neutrality.”
Zero Carbon Industrial Campus
In the construction of the “Zero Carbon Industrial Campus”, BYD has strengthened its carbon emission reduction actions concerning the energy structure, industrial structure, transportation, procurement, production, and operation of the campus.
Concurrently, based on environmental technologies, BYD can achieve energy conservation and emission reduction products and solutions.
In the Pingshan Industrial Campus, BYD has given full play to its unique advantages in the field of new energy and provided a package of green solutions such as photovoltaics, energy storage, new energy vehicles, SkyRail, and SkyShuttle to all aspects of production and life in the campus.
Green rail transit system
For example, BYD has built an intelligent green multi-level rail transit system, new energy vehicles, energy storage systems, and new energy vehicle charging stations on the campus.
BYD has now expanded its emission reduction efforts to the daily production and operation of the company. BYD strives to create a green ecological environment for the entire campus through its internal green recycling system.
On the road to attaining carbon emission reduction and carbon neutrality, BYD strives to be a pioneer in sustainable development and is committed to using technological innovation to achieve its zero-carbon goal.
The launch of the first “Zero Carbon Industrial Campus” project will facilitate to build increasing numbers of zero-carbon factories and zero-carbon campuses for BYD and help the automotive industry to accumulate experience.
It will also contribute to BYD’s expertise in accelerating the green and low-carbon transformation of China’s transportation and manufacturing industries.
Electric bus manufacturer BYD announced that it has successfully delivered 119 units of electric buses in Finland, making it the largest ever order for electric bus in the country.
Delivered in batches, the buses will be owned by a company called Nobina, which purchased a broad range of BYD eBus models, including 23 units of the best-selling 12-metre model, eight units of BYD’s recently updated 13-metre variant and 44 high-capacity 18-metre articulated buses.
18-metre articulated buses
Representing more than half of the buses delivered to Helsinki, the 18-metre articulated eBus boasts a spacious interior capable of carrying 112 passengers and can charge up to 300kW through a roof-mounted pantograph, providing a convenient and efficient recharging process.
Each bus is equipped with a full driver cab surround and BYD’s own Battery Thermal Management System technology to maximise battery life and optimise driving range in the cold conditions often experienced in Finland.
Similarly, to ensure that the ambient temperature on-board the bus is always comfortable, climate pre-heating is fitted for use on early morning starts.
BYD becomes leading electric bus supplier in Nordic region
The 119 BYD eBuses for Nobina further underscores BYD’s position as the Nordic region’s leading supplier of electric buses, with nearly 600 vehicles either delivered or on order with public transport operators in over 20 towns and cities throughout Scandinavia.
Collectively, BYD vehicles in Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland have covered more than 25 million kilometres, resulting in a 27,000-tonne reduction in CO2 emissions.
With its Scandinavian head-office based in Sweden, BYD’s presence in the Nordic market began in 2015 with the launch of its zero-emissions, pure-electric buses.
Becoming a common sight
This was followed in 2018 by the introduction of the first BYD pure-electric articulated buses in Oslo, Norway. BYD electric buses are now a common sight across the region, with the marque’s popularity demonstrated through positive feedback from multiple PTAs and PTOs.
Petri Auno, the Managing Director of Nobina Finland, said that from mid-August Nobina will be the biggest electric bus operator in Finland, with more than 110 BYD full electric buses working across the Turku and Helsinki regions.
“I am happy and proud of this achievement,” Petri said. “We have had an extremely tight timeframe to deliver the buses and to build the infrastructure ready for operations to begin. With 100% commitment from all the parties, we have been able to hit this most challenging of targets.
BYD is further expanding its footprint in Europe by confirming an order for 27 of its 12 metre pure electric buses for use in Copenhagen, the capital city of Denmark .
It is the company’s first order for electric buses from Denmark and the second new country to be entered in 2018, after confirming its first order for Portugal earlier this year.
The order was placed by Anchersen, a Danish bus company, which operates on 19 of Movia’s routes in Copenhagen. It is the first electric bus order for Anchersen.
The vehicles, which do not rely on opportunity charging, will be charged overnight at the Anchersen bus terminal in Avedore Holme and are then able to operate the whole day on a single charge.
The BYD buses are planned to start operation at the end of 2019 and will be running from the north to the south of Copenhagen city, between Emdrup Torv and Lergravsparken.
Søren Englund, COO of Anchersen said, “Our company is showing that we are ready for the latest developments. We are now at the forefront of the transformation of the public transportation environment to zero emission electric power. Our goal is to have the same reliability with the new electric buses as with our current diesel buses. We have entered into an agreement with BYD because thorough investigation has shown us that BYD can meet the demands we and Movia have for the bus of the future.”
Isbrand Ho, Managing Director at BYD Europe, said, “We are pleased to enter the Danish market and participate in the first phase of the transition towards better green public transport. With the deployment of our electric buses, the first step has been taken in replacing the diesel buses in Copenhagen. We are looking forward to a successful cooperation with Anchersen A/S, which will be our first partner in Denmark.”