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First All-Electric Bus Approved for Sale in Canada

| April 18, 2014

BYDThe BYD Electric Transit Bus has been approved for sale and operations in Canada after earning the Canadian Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (CMVSS) Certification and being placed on the “Vehicle Manufacturers Registry” with Transport Canada.

Canada Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (CMVSS) prescribes the minimum performance levels that vehicles and equipment must meet to run on Canadian roads and includes several standards beyond the U.S. Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards (FMVSS).

BYD’s pure-electric bus utilizes environmentally friendly Iron-Phosphate (or “Fe”) batteries, in-wheel hub motors and regenerative braking.

The break-through Iron-Phosphate battery is fire-safe and non-toxic: there are no caustic materials contained in the battery, no toxic electrolytes or heavy metals and can be completely recycled.

As for range, the BYD electric bus can drive up to 250 km (155 miles) and even up to 30 hours in heavy city traffic on a single night-time charge.

The bus has completed more than 20 million kilometers of “in revenue service” and has been evaluated i major around the world.

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