BYD has signed a framework agreement with the Tashkent Municipality, the government of Uzbekistan’s capital. The agreement states that the Tashkent Municipality will purchase 2,000 units of BYD K9UD electric buses.
The first batch of 200 units of K9UD eBus is expected to be delivered in 2024.
BYD e-buses in Uzbekistan starting in 2024
The BYD eBus K9UD is 12 meters in length and can accommodate up to 90 passengers.
To provide local customers with highly desirable, eco-friendly, tailor-made solutions, BYD says it will customise the K9UD eBus according to the local climate and road conditions in Tashkent.
Chunlong Tian, General Manager of Commercial Vehicle Operation Division of BYD, said, “We are delighted to bring the zero-emission BYD pure electric buses to Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. We hope to work with the Tashkent government to provide safe, reliable, comfortable and clean public transport for local citizens, and at the same time showcase BYD’s advanced products and technologies to the general public of Uzbekistan.”
The Mayor of Tashkent, Shavkat Umurzakov stated that: “This purchase agreement for pure electric buses with BYD is in line with Uzbekistan’s green mobility transition strategy. I believe it will contribute to improving the quality of life of citizens through the electrification of transportation”