BYD, better known as Build Your Dream, is a Chinese automaker that may be the first to bring its green vehicles to India. The company has announced plans to manufacture and launch its pure-electric buses.

Video : Smart e-Bus

In a joint venture with BK Modi-owned Smart Dreams (erstwhile Spice Mobile Group), BYD unveiled plans for an electric bus manufacturing facility at ModiCiti (next to Muradabad) in Uttar Pradesh.

As part of the ‘Smart Dreams’ project, the pure-electric vehicles will enter public transportation through e-bus and e-taxi all-electric offerings.

BYD, one of the largest electric vehicle manufacturers in which global investor Warren Buffett has a stake, will be the technical partner for these buses. BYD has already set up an electric bus manufacturing plant in southern California in 2014 and has a contract to supply electric buses to Los Angeles County. With presence in 190 cities across 43 countries, BYD has its electric buses and cars pressed into service from Uruguay in South America to Jakarta in Indonesia.

BYD Company, which is one of the world’s largest players in the electric vehicle space and the largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, also plans to target the pure-electric car space to bring high-efficiency, electrified personal transportation into the Indian market.