Uruguay launches first BYD battery-electric buses; projecting 500 by 2015

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in partnership with Chinese automaker BYD Ltd, introduced the first battery-electric 12-meter rapid transit bus in Uruguay and the region. By 2015 it is expected that more than 500 BYD electric buses will be running on the streets and roads of Uruguay. Buquebus is the largest tourism transportation company in Uruguay, connecting more than 2 million passengers in Argentina and Uruguay per year by boat and by bus. Buquebus and CTS Auto S.A.,

Renault Kangoo electric vans set to work in renewably-powered Uruguay

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Uruguay’s government-owned sole energy supplier, UTE, has become the latest company to convert to electric-powered transport, taking delivery of no less than 30 Renault Kangoo ZE. UTE, which generates and distributes electricity across the small South American country, took delivery of its new bat[.]. Renault

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BYD wins order for another 406 electric buses in Bogotá, Colombia

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The buses were tendered by the Bogotá City Public Transport Authority (TRANSMILENIO S.A.). A joint venture between Colombian business group Fanalca and international public transport operator Transdev used BYD’s integrated E-bus solutions to bid and successfully won the tender.

Bogotá orders 379 electric buses from BYD

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BYD will provide the Colombian capital of Bogotá with a fleet of 379 pure electric buses, in a deal awarded by the capital’s TransMilenio SA mass transport authority.

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BYD to add another 183 electric buses to Santiago’s fleet

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The Chilean Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Gloria Hutt, recently announced a new order for 183 BYD electric buses for the Chilean capital of Santiago, due to arrive in August of this year. BYD electric buses are servicing markets in many countries across Latin America, including Chile, Colombia, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, and Uruguay.

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Wärtsilä axial waterjets power world’s fastest high-speed ferry; fueled by LNG

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It will transport both passengers and cars between Uruguay and Argentina. The ferry will have an operating speed of 50 knots, and in crossing the River Plate (Rio de la Plata) at high speed, the ferry will be able to viably compete with air traffic between Uruguay and Argentina. Wärtsilä’s axial waterjets power the Francisco , the world’s fastest high speed ferry—and the first fast ferry to utilize liquefied natural gas (LNG) as fuel.

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15 countries agree to work toward 100% ZEV truck and bus sales by 2040

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Under the new Global Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for Zero-Emission Medium- and Heavy-Duty Vehicles (ZE-MHDVs), Austria, Canada, Chile, Denmark, Finland, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Scotland, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, Uruguay and Wales are setting an interim goal of 30% zero-emission new vehicle sales by 2030. The effort is a headline announcement at COP26’s “Transport Day” in Glasgow.

BYD lands contract for 35 electric buses at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport

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Winning this contract was a vital step in our strategy to deliver emissions-free, public-transport vehicles. Orders have been awarded in China, the Netherlands, Finland, Denmark, Uruguay, North and South America. BYD Company, Ltd. has been selected to supply 35 all-electric buses to be used to transfer passengers between airport terminals and aircraft at the Amsterdam Schiphol Airport.

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Eaton signs long-term agreement with Argentine bus manufacturer TATSA to design and supply hybrid systems

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Eaton Corporation has signed a long-term agreement to design and supply Argentine bus manufacturer Tecnología Avanzada en Transporte S. TATSA), a company wholly owned by Consorcio Metropolitano de Transporte S.A., Since 2005, the company has been building commercial vehicles at a plant in San Martin, Buenos Aires, and this year will start production in a new plant located in Maldonado, Uruguay.

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