In a joint effort, BYD Mexico and international energy company Enel X are making strides in sustainable urban transportation by introducing the first all-electric bus chassis in Monterrey. Continuing BYD's practice, the collaboration extends to local bus manufacturer Marcopolo, tasked with assembling the fleet of 21 zero-emission buses ordered by Metrorrey, Monterrey's public transport system.
The electric buses, featuring BYD's advanced technology such as the Blade battery, measure 12 meters in length and come equipped with an intelligent suspension and braking system. While Enel's specific role is not explicitly outlined in the press release, it is presumed that Enel X will contribute to the development of bus charging infrastructure for the project.
Zou Zhou, Country Manager of BYD Mexico, expressed optimism about the potential impact of the electric bus project on sustainable public transportation in the region and beyond.
Governor Samuel García of Nuevo León, speaking at the delivery ceremony, underscored the collaboration's significance in advancing electric mobility. In parallel, reports suggest that Nuevo León is anticipating Tesla's potential establishment of Giga Mexico in the state, contingent on securing all necessary permits, although the timeline for this development remains uncertain.