BYD partners with Castrosua to build electric buses in Spain

BYD partners with Castrosua to build electric buses in Spain

By Michael Elkins

Electric vehicle manufacturer BYD (SZ ๐Ÿ™‚ today signed a framework agreement with bus and coach assembler Castrosua. The agreement inaugurates a collaborative partnership to build electric buses for the Spanish market.

The 12-meter-tall BYD-Castrosua buses will be built on a BYD chassis with electric powertrain, and will integrate the Castrosua NELEC chassis to provide high-quality electric transmission solutions for Spanish customers.

Javier Contijoch, Vice President of Sales at BYD Europe eBus said: โ€œIt is a great honor for BYD to bring the world’s leading technology to Spain and start the partnership with Castrosua. We greatly value our local partnerships and it is especially important that the tailor made locally made e-buses in Spain. Spain for Spanish customers. Together we are ready to expand fleets of zero-emission electric buses throughout Spain to provide a cleaner environment for the Spanish people. BYD firmly believes in the benefits of cooperation to accelerate the transition to electrification, and we welcome the opportunity to partner with other reputable professionals in the bus body industry in Europe.โ€

Castrosua started as a family business, and has been producing bus and coach bodies for over 70 years. Currently, Castrosua has facilities of over 80,000 square meters located in Santiago de Compostela, Villagarcia de Arosa and Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Beatriz Castro, CEO of Castrosua Group, said: โ€œFor the Castrosua Group, we are pleased to have reached this agreement to form a strategic partnership with BYD, the world-renowned manufacturer of electric urban and passenger buses. Castrosua and BYD now combine their strengths with the clear goal of providing electric bus solutions. Innovative and highly personal to clients. Together, we continue to support eMobility, meeting specific clients’ needs, with a service that will benefit from the expertise and professionalism of our teams.”

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The first BYD-Castrosua 12-meter bus is already under development and will soon be available for operation under CE regulations.

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