BYD partners with Castrosua to manufacture customised electric buses in Spain
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BYD partners with Castrosua to manufacture customised electric buses in Spain.

The first BYD Castrosua 12-metre electric bus is already under development and will soon be available for operation in Spain.

Chinese Automobile company BYD has signed a framework agreement with Spanish company Castrosua to produce electric buses in Spain. The two companies will collaborate to produce customised 12-metre e-Buses specifically for the Spanish market.

The BYD-Castrosua 12-metre e-Buses will be built on the BYD advanced chassis with an electric powertrain and incorporate the Castrosua NELEC body to provide high-caliber electric transport solutions for Spanish customers.

BYD will bring its expertise in building powertrain systems, power batteries, automotive semiconductors, drive motors, and motor controller systems, along with Castrosua’s expertise in innovative bodywork design and assembly to manufacture these buses.

BYD and Castrosua’s strategic cooperation is committed to producing tailor-made products that meet the demands of the Spanish market through a framework agreement for the development, manufacture, and sale of electric buses, initially focusing on Class I and Class II buses for urban and commuter use.

The agreement will also jointly offer a high-quality and effective after-sales service, with professional and customer-oriented technical support from both sides, as well as spare parts supply. The companies will also explore further opportunities to expand the product range in the future.

The first BYD-Castrosua 12-metre e-Bus is already under development and will soon be available for operation under the CE regulations.

The latest BYD chassis with a longer driving range, optimized battery life, and ultra-safe performance will adapt to Castrosua NELEC bodywork and the finished 12-metre e-Buses will soon join the urban electric fleets further contributing to the transition to electrification of public transport in Spain.

Javier Contijoch, BYD Europe eBus Vice President of Sales, said: It is a great honour for our company to bring the world’s leading technology to Spain and start the partnership with Castrosua. We highly value our local partnerships, and it is especially significant that the tailor-made e-Buses will be manufactured locally in Spain for Spanish customers. Together we are poised to expand zero-emission electric bus fleets throughout Spain to provide a cleaner environment for Spanish people. BYD firmly believes in the benefits of collaboration to accelerate the transition to electrification, and we welcome the opportunity to partner with other respected bus bodywork specialists in Europe.

Beatriz Castro, CEO of Castrosua Group, said: For Castrosua`s Group, it is very delighted to reach this agreement forming a strategic partnership with globally renowned BYD for the manufacture of urban and commuter electric buses. Castrosua and BYD now combine their strengths with the clear objective of offering customers highly personalised and innovative electric bus solutions. Together we continue to support e-Mobility, meeting customers’ specific needs, through a service that will benefit from the experience and professionalism of both our teams.

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