BYD and Enel partnership in Mexico bears fruit
In Mexico, this is Marcopolo, which will assemble the new e-buses. The company already has a first client in Metrorrey, Monterrey’s public transport system. The operator ordered 21 zero-emission buses and expects the vehicles to enter service in Monterrey in January 2024.
The buses feature the latest BYD technology, such as the Blade battery. Measuring 12 metres, each electric bus sits on an intelligent suspension and braking system, according to BYD.
The Chinese company does not mention the nature of Enel’s involvement in the press release, but Enel X will likely deliver bus charging infrastructure.
“We are pleased that the authorities of the State of Nuevo León and our strategic partners, Enel X and Marcopolo, have come together to introduce our state-of-the-art electric buses in Monterrey, contributing to the advancement of green public transportation in the city. We believe that this electric bus project will serve as a model for developing sustainable public transportation in the region and other cities,” said Zou Zhou, Country Manager of BYD Mexico.
Speaking at the delivery ceremony, Samuel García, Governor of Nuevo León, added, “We are delighted to collaborate with BYD, a pivotal partner in our journey towards developing electric public buses and establishing Nuevo León as a global hub for electric mobility.”
Incidentally, BYD is in prominent company. Nuevo Léon reportedly expects Tesla to build Giga Mexico in the state and granted all required permits; only Elon Musk does not appear to be in a particular hurry to do so.