BYD and Hino Motors have signed a strategic business alliance agreement with a focus on collaborating in commercial battery electric vehicles (BEVs) development.

The two companies will accelerate the development of commercial BEVs to provide the best-fit product for customers in a timely manner. To begin with, the two companies will collaborate on a development of BEV products. Also, by utilising both of their knowledge and experience, the two companies will cooperate in retail and other related business that will promote the adoption of BEV.

With this partnership agreement, Wang Jie, BYD vice president and CEO of commercial vehicle division, stated: “BYD Commercial Vehicle and Hino Motors has been committed to technology innovation and global promotion of commercial vehicle electrification. The cooperation between the Chinese and Japanese companies will benefit the development of commercial vehicle electrification by introducing leading technology and rich experience, which will accelerate the global adoption of pure electric commercial vehicles.”

Hino’s director and senior managing officer Taketo Nakane said: “We are pleased with this collaboration aiming to realise commercial BEVs that are truly beneficial to customers both practically and economically. By bringing together BYD’s achievement in BEV development and Hino’s electrification technology and reliability built over years of experience in developing hybrid vehicles, we will develop the best-fit commercial BEV products for consumer in working towards swift market introduction.”

BYD Commercial Vehicle is a world-leading brand with an extensive product lineup ranging from pure electric coach and bus to pure electric truck. Since the first commercial operation of the BYD K9 pure electric bus in Shenzhen in 2011, BYD’s footprint can be found in more than 300 cities across over 50 countries and regions around the world. BYD has sold over 50,000 units of pure electric bus and coach

BYD and Hino will work together to develop and spread the best-fit commercial BEVs for customers to achieve low-carbon societies.

For more information: www.byd.com or www.hino-global.com