BYD has leased 30 electric vehicles to Brazilian city São José dos Campos, to be used by the Secretariat of Citizen Protection. The agreement with the civil guard is BYD’s largest contract in Brazil, and includes 29 BYD e5 and one BYD e6 models. The vehicles were delivered in a handover ceremony on July 26.
“We are delivering a volume of investments that the City Guard has never had,” said Fabricio Hamuth, the Mayor of São José dos Campos. “The big change with this electric fleet is in relation to the visibility of the Guard. We have BYD as a partner from the start.”
BYD won the public bid in April to loan electric cars to the police and other governmental agencies. The 36-month leasing project was implemented after successful tests of a BYD e6, from October 2017 to March 2018, with the vehicle delivering favorable results in terms of availability, economy and maintenance cost.
“BYD believes it is important to contribute effectively to a sustainable society. The company has similar projects to supply EV fleets in the area of public safety in China” added Adriano Caputo, sales manager of BYD Brazil.