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BYD’s Role is Revealed at COP21 in Paris

12/08/2015

Paris, France: The widely covered United Nations climate negotiations have been taking place in Paris since last Monday, and many of the world’s new energy stakeholders are in town to support the passing of an agreement for a climate and stewardship accord heading into 2016. One strong supporter from the private sector is global greentech giant, BYD Company Ltd. the world’s largest manufacturer of electric buses, eTrucks, EVs, PHEVs and energy storage systems. “It is imperative that our leaders reach an agreement at this COP (Conference of Parties),” said BYD’s founder and chairman, Wang Chuanfu.


Pictured Above: BYD Founder Wang Chuanfu addresses the United Nations COP21 Climate Summit

“Our message from the private sector is that we have been working hard to prepare for decades and now we have technologies that substitute equally with their fossil fuel competition. A great example is our transit bus product line. Our 40’ transit bus can travel as far on one charge as a diesel bus does on any daily route, but with no emissions or pollution and while saving operators thousands of dollars each week!”

Also in full force at COP21 are the environmentally focused Non-Profits, NGOs & Charities. Unbeatably the leading organization in Paris here to support the COP is C40 Cities, an organization for Mayors collaborating to fight climate change founded in 2005 by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “When we were in office in New York, we were shameless in stealing other cities great ideas, this is
the only way we can get ahead in this war on climate change,” said Bloomberg. This year BYD partnered with Bloomberg Philanthropies to host C40’s premier event, the City Leadership Awards where the C40 cities compete on green initiatives they implemented over the past calendar year. “C40 is the ultimate platform for the implementation of green initiatives,” said BYD Motor’s President Stella Li during her address at Thursday evenings ceremony, “When you unite the strongest local leaders and allow them to share, learn and compete, as well as provide insight and collaborate with private enterprise, you will see incredible things happen. Every person in this room has inspired me and my team at BYD to work relentlessly at pushing the envelope in our Solar, Energy Storage and Electric Vehicle product categories. I am proud to serve you in doing whatever it takes to make sure your cities have the tools they need to accomplish their clean air goals!”

The 21st Conference of Parties and it’s related events will continue thru the 10th of December. Leaders from around the world have been working hard on a climate plan, and BYD Company Ltd. is committed to supporting these leaders at this turning point in the fight on Climate Change.




About BYD

BYD Company Ltd. is one of China’s largest companies and has successfully expanded globally. Specializing in battery technologies, their green mission to “solve the whole problem” has made them industry pioneers and leaders in several High-tech sectors including High-efficiency Automobiles, Electrified Public Transportation, Environmentally-Friendly Energy Storage, Affordable Solar Power and Information Technology and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) services.

As the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, their mission to create safer and more environmentally friendly battery technologies has led to the development of the BYD Iron Phosphate (or "Fe") Battery. This fire-safe, completely recyclable and incredibly long-cycle technology has become the core of their clean energy platform that has expanded into automobiles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles and energy storage facilities. BYD and all of their shareholders, including the great American Investor Warren Buffett, see these environmentally and economically forward products as the way of the future.

BYD has made a strong entrance to the North, Central and South American markets with their battery electric buses, and lineup of automobiles. Their mission lies not just in sales growth, but also in sociological integration and local job creation as they have poured incredible investments into developing offices, dealerships and manufacturing facilities in the local communities they now call home, truly a first for Chinese companies. For more information, please visit www.byd.com


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