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BYD Wins Contract to Provide Electric Taxis For Brussels

Of the 50-car order for battery-powered BYD e6 taxis, 34 where acquired by local operators and in the process beating out Renault and Nissan.

Published: 17-Oct-2014

PARIS -- European Union officials in Brussels can now shuttle between policy meetings without burning fuel, thanks to a new fleet of electric-powered taxis made in China.

Shenzhen-based BYD Co. was the big winner in the city's first tender for emission-free taxis in the EU's de facto capital, beating Renault and Nissan.

Of the 50-car order for battery-powered taxis, local operators bought 34 of BYD's e6 model, the Chinese manufacturer said in a statement.

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