President of Uruguay Launches BYD’s Electric Bus Fleet for CUTCSA, Uruguay’s Largest Operator

BYD 12-meter electric buses for CUTCSA parked in Montevideo's Plaza Independencia in front of the Executive Tower

On May 19, BYD and Abriley S.A., the local distributor for Uruguay and a pioneer in Latin American transport electrification, delivered a fleet of 20 units of BYD 12-meter pure electric buses to CUTCSA, the country’s largest urban public transport operator, in the Uruguayan capital of Montevideo. Dr. Luis Lacalle Pou, the President of Uruguay witnessed the ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Executive Tower in Montevideo’s Plaza Independencia.

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The delivery of the 20 buses is the result of years of work and evaluations done with CUTCSA, local and national authorities. BYD’s bus imported in 2013 by Abriley served as the foundation for the replacement of units executed under the MOVES Program (Urban Sustainable and Efficient Mobility National Program), which seeks to gradually replace traditional diesel-powered buses with electric ones.

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