This is the second batch of electric buses delivered by BYD in Indonesia after it delivered 30 in the country a year ago. | [eod_live target="BYDDY.US"] | [eod_live target="1211.HK" title="BYD HK"]
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BYD has delivered a new batch of electric buses in Indonesia, the second batch delivered there by the Chinese new energy vehicle (NEV) maker.
VKTR Group, a BYD electric bus distributor in Indonesia, recently delivered 22 electric buses, the K9, to local bus company Mayasari, according to a press release from the NEV maker today.
The electric buses will be put into operation on the Transjakarta bus rapid transit system, helping Indonesia achieve its goal of electrifying public transportation nationwide by 2030, BYD said.
This is the second order BYD has delivered in Indonesia, representing the NEV maker's continued effort in the Indonesian market, said Tian Chunlong, general manager of BYD's commercial vehicle operations division, at the delivery ceremony.
In 2022, BYD and its Indonesian partner VKTR Group announced a partnership with Tri Sakti, a local bus assembly plant.
On March 8, 2022, the first 30 BYD buses were delivered to Transjakarta, a bus operator in Jakarta, which were the first all-electric buses to be put into operation in Indonesia.
Up to now, BYD has promoted electric public transportation systems in more than 70 countries and regions and 400 cities around the world, according to the press release.
BYD sold 1,863,494 NEVs in 2022, making it the world's largest player in the segment. Those NEVs include 1,857,379 passenger cars and 6,115 commercial vehicles, according to data monitored by CnEVPost.
The company sold 1,177 and 1,991 new energy commercial vehicles in January and February, respectively, up 386.36 percent and 145.8 percent year-on-year, respectively.
BYD plans to launch new commercial vehicle models in markets such as China, Europe and Japan over the next three years, the Wall Street Journal said on March 8, citing people familiar with the company's plans.
The company has set a budget of more than $20 billion for its commercial vehicle division through 2025, with major spending planned for research, product development and capacity expansion, the people said.