Barcelona to Seek Cooperation with BYD for Smart City Program
The city of Barcelona is planning to use electric buses and taxis that are made by Shenzhen based company BYD to further promote an environmentally clean and smart city. The Barcelona city council is now in talks with BYD to do a cooperative effort for programs that are expected to be done in the future.
Antoni Vives i Tomas, the vice mayor of the City Council in Barcelona said, that this is the right time for cooperation between companies in Barcelona and Shenzhen since this will help build more connections on a political level that will assist companies in both cities to launch more cooperation more conveniently. Barcelona is also in talks with Huawei and ZTE to build cooperation to launch programs in the electronic and telecommunications fields.
Furthermore the city will be inviting young architects and artist in Shenzhen to visit Barcelona through an exchange program that will focus on urban planning and architecture.
Barcelona is working to create a smart city that includes plans for new generation buildings that have greater power supply, less emissions and higher efficiency.