BYD Co. Ltd. (01211.HK), a Shenzhen-based green car maker, is expected to win orders for about 100 units of its K9 pure electric bus from the Dutch province of Brabant, according to a local media report.
On Dec. 17, the Brabant provincial government awarded a license to Arriva, a United Kingdom-based multinational public transport company, to operate franchised electric buses in East Brabant, local media inno-v.nl reported. It also granted a similar franchise to Veolia, a French transnational company, in West Brabant.
At the same time, the Breda municipal government in West Brabant said it plans to become the first European city to change all its buses to electric models by 2015, the report said.
Since early this year, the city has been testing BYD’s electric bus. BYD has joint projects with Arriva in Denmark and other projects with Veolia in Finland, making it likely the Chinese company will win orders for its electric buses from Brabant province, the report said.
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