Buquebus, CTS Auto, in partnership with Chinese automaker BYD, have launched 100% electric bus in Uruguay.

The BYD Electric Bus features many advanced technologies such as two in- wheel, electric motors, and an Iron-Phosphate Battery.

BYD noted that its battery technology that is employed in the electric bus will enable it to get completely charged in less than 5 hours.

The rechargeable battery system and electric motors used in the 12 meter rapid transit bus will lower both energy consumption and environmental pollution.

Uruguay is anticipated to have around 500 BYD electric buses by the year 2015.