BYD announced it has 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.
The 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 zero-emission vehicle adoption goals.
The first agreement was drafted by representatives of the United Kingdom. In this agreement, 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.
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. This agreement was drafted by the Netherlands and CALSTART.
The third document signed by BYD calls for accelerating the creation of a 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.
BYD ADL pure-electric buses are playing a 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.