BYD Signs COP26 Agreements to Accelerate EV Adoption

Los Angeles, CA, November 13, 2021 --( BYD, the world leader in electric vehicle technology and manufacturing, joined government, business, and environmental leaders in signing three agreements at the Glasgow COP26 Climate Change conference to accelerate the adoption of zero-emission vehicles and supporting infrastructure.

Combined, the three agreements call for global cooperation in speeding up adoption of zero emission cars, vans, medium-duty and heavy-duty trucks, and creating charging infrastructure. BYD and the other signatories pledge to align public policy and funding as well as private business strategy, production, and investment toward achieving ambitious zero-emission vehicle adoption goals.

Isbrand Ho, Managing Director of BYD B.V., offered his expertise at panel discussions on zero emission transportation infrastructure entitled “Nothing Moves Without It” at the COP26 conference.

In signing the first agreement, drafted by representatives of the United Kingdom, BYD will join the push for global sales of new cars and vans being zero emission by 2040, and by no later than 2035 in leading markets. The agreement calls for governments at all levels to make policies and investments to support EV sales. The agreement also calls for private businesses, such as BYD, to align their business strategies to reach this ambitious goal.

BYD also signed an agreement endorsing a global Memorandum of Understanding calling for countries to have 30% of its new medium-duty and heavy-duty vehicles to be zero emission by 2030 and be 100% by 2040. BYD is joining government, businesses, and environmental organizations to make the transition to zero emission vehicles easier and more cost effective by removing strategic, political, and technical barriers, and accelerating EV adoption and deployment.This agreement was drafted by the Netherlands and CALSTART, a nonprofit seeking to build a high-tech clean-transportation industry.

The third document signed by BYD calls for accelerating the creation of a comprehensive network of electric vehicle charging infrastructure. The document offers a set of recommendations to reach this goal, including developing e-mobility roadmaps, prioritizing investments in electricity network infrastructure, encouraging private investment, removing financial barriers to the installation of charging infrastructure, and developing charging networks that are open, user-friendly, and scalable.

BYD ADL pure-electric buses are playing a prominent role at COP26, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow.

A fleet of ten BYD ADL Enviro400EV double deck buses have provided zero-emissions VIP transportation for world leaders, including UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and UN Secretary-General António Guterres. The double deck eBuses, built in Scotland as part of the BYD ADL partnership were operated by Stagecoach, the UK’s largest public transport operator.

Additionally, BYD ADL eBuses are in operation by First Bus as part of the all-important shuttle service for delegates attending the Conference. A fleet of 22 Enviro200EV zero-emission buses, all built in Scotland, are being used for this purpose.

About BYD

The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature™, BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is the world’s leading electric vehicle company with proven innovative technology for cars, buses, trucks, forklifts, and rail systems – like SkyRail. BYD is dedicated to creating a truly zero-emission ecosystem offering technology for solar electricity generation, energy storage to save that electricity, and battery-electric vehicles powered by that clean energy. Globally, BYD is committed to corporate social responsibility, monitoring our supply chain in terms of human rights, environmental safety, hazardous substance control and intellectual property rights. We select only suppliers who share our commitment to labor practices, human rights standards and the environment.

BYD has 230,000 employees across the globe, including nearly 1,000 in North America. For more information, please visit or follow BYD on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

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