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BYD Company’s Wang Chuanfu Addresses the United Nations During Climate Week ‘14

October 9, 2014 in Battery Energy Storage, BYD, China, Climate Change, Electric Vehicles, EV News, Large Energy Storage, Politics

Wang Chuanfu at the podium Photo courtesy of BYD

Wang Chuanfu at the podium
Photo courtesy of BYD

New York, NY – Adding to an exciting program of influencers at the UN’s 2014 Climate Summit that included President Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio, Al Gore and New York’s Mayor de Blasio, all eyes were on BYD Company’s Founder and Chairman Wang Chuanfu as he took to the podium to discuss the BYD Three Green Dreams.

The only New Energy Vehicle manufacturer on the UN’s program, Wang stressed the importance of electrifying our public transportation fleets, reiterating a point that was made earlier in the day that transportation are responsible for nearly a 1/4th of the world’s carbon emissions, and a 1/5th of its fuel consumption.

After delivering his keynote about BYD’s progress and vision, Wang then joined a number of other transportation thought leaders to discuss the UN’s Urban Electric Mobility Initiative (UEMI), which will focus on implementing policy and raising funds to electrify 30% of all urban vehicles by 2030. “To help achieve this goal BYD will assume the responsibility of solving the dilemma we currently face with lack of global production capabilities in industrial battery production. We will scale this business as well as continue to drive research and development of battery science, making pure electric vehicles more competitive.” Said Wang. The United Nations will meet again in Paris, France in December of 2015 to look to nail down policies and programs that would see to action on all of the promises and goals set forward by the 120 heads of state and city that attended this week’s summit.

About BYD

BYD Company Ltd. is one of China’s largest companies and has successfully expanded globally. Specializing in battery technologies, their green mission to “solve the whole problem” has made them industry pioneers and leaders in several High-tech sectors including High-efficiency Automobiles, Electrified Public Transportation, Environmentally-Friendly Energy Storage, Affordable Solar Power and Information Technology and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) services.

As the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, their mission to create safer and more environmentally friendly battery technologies has led to the development of the BYD Iron Phosphate (or “Fe”) Battery. This fire-safe, completely recyclable and incredibly long-cycle technology has become the core of their clean energy platform that has expanded into automobiles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles and energy storage facilities. BYD and all of their shareholders, including the great American Investor Warren Buffett, see these environmentally and economically forward products as the way of the future.

BYD has made a strong entrance to the North, Central and South American markets with their battery electric buses, and lineup of automobiles. Their mission lies not just in sales growth, but also in sociological integration and local job creation as they have poured incredible investments into developing offices, dealerships and manufacturing facilities in the local communities they now call home, truly a first for Chinese companies. For more information, please visit

This article (9-23-14) is an EV News Report repost, credit: BYD.

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