Photo: BYD inauguró en Bogotá su vitrina exclusiva para carros eléctricos. By: El Carro Colombiano. Source: El Carro Colombiano.
The Chinese company Build Your Dreams (BYD), a pioneer in providing electric vehicles to Colombia since 2012, expressed its intention to act as an ally to meet the Colombian government’s expectations regarding the progress in the transition to clean energy, with special emphasis on the mobility issue. In an interview with Xinhua, BYD’s general manager in Colombia, Juan Luis Mesa, recalled that the company has offered effective zero emission solutions in more than 70 countries. This means that it has the necessary experience to execute an ambitious project such as President Gustavo Petro’s proposal in the National Development Plan.
Mesa added that, when Gustavo Petro was mayor of Bogota in 2012, BDY was involved in a pilot project for a group of electric cabs that continue to operate in the Colombian capital. He also asserted that 2018 saw the real “explosion of electric mobility” with the linking of BYD’s large fleet to the Transmilenio System in Bogota, where there are currently more than 1,550 electric buses operating in different transport systems. In this regard, Mesa said it is ideal for both countries to identify opportunities to strengthen and facilitate the exchange of the electric mobility value chain in Colombia and the Latin American region.
América economía (2023). Fabricante chino BYD ofrece apoyo a Colombia para transición hacia movilidad sostenible.
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Xinhua (2023). Fabricante chino BYD ofrece apoyo a Colombia para transición hacia movilidad sostenible.