BYD and Castrosua launch a cooperation to build electric buses for the Spanish market. BYD has signed a framework agreement with the local bodybuilder so that they will collaborate to produce eco-friendly customised 12-metre eBuses in Spain, specifically for the Spanish market.
The BYD-Castrosua 12-metre eBuses will be built on the BYD chassis with electric powertrain, and incorporate the Castrosua NELEC body to provide high-calibre electric transport solutions for Spanish customers.
The first BYD-Castrosua 12-metre eBus is already under the development and will soon be available for operation under the CE regulations.
Cooperation BYD – Castrosua is born
BYD and Castrosua strategic cooperation “is committed to producing tailor-made products that meet the demands of the Spanish market through a framework agreement for the development, manufacture and sale of electric buses, initially focusing on Class I and Class II buses for urban and commuter use. The agreement will also jointly offer a high-quality and effective after-sales service, with professional and customer-oriented technical support from both sides, as well as spare parts supply. By virtue of extensive market experience and a shared vision for eMobility, the partnership is ideally placed to maximise the effectiveness of the collaboration and explore further opportunities to expand the product range in the future”, the partners say.
BYD and Castrosua for the Spanish market
Javier Contijoch, BYD Europe eBus Vice President of Sales, said: “It is a great honour for BYD to bring the world’s leading technology to Spain and start the partnership with Castrosua. We highly value our local partnerships and it is especially significant that the tailor-made eBuses will be manufactured locally in Spain, for Spanish customers. Together we are poised to expand zero-emission electric bus fleets throughout Spain to provide a cleaner environment for Spanish people. BYD firmly believes in the benefits of collaboration to accelerate the transition to electrification, and we welcome the opportunity to partner with other respected bus bodywork specialists in Europe.”
Beatriz Castro, CEO of Castrosua`s Group, said: “For Castrosua`s Group, it is very delighted to reach this agreement forming a strategic partnership with globally renowned BYD for the manufacture of urban and commuter electric buses. Castrosua and BYD now combine their strengths with the clear objective of offering customers highly personalised and innovative electric bus solutions. Together we continue to support eMobility, meeting customers’ specific needs, through a service that will benefit from the experience and professionalism of both our teams.”