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 |  Oct 04 2011, 11:15 AM

It’s not clear if Chinese automaker BYD is more famous because of its billionaire investor Warren Buffet, or because of its continued failed promises to sell cars in North America. Soon, however, you might recognize the brand as your emissions free transportation to and from the office. That’s because BYD is preparing to launch its new eBUS-12, the world’s first fully electric full size bus.

Measuring 12 meters (40 feet) in length, the potentially revolutionary bus will have a range of 250 km in urban driving and will debut at Busworld (sounds exciting, we know), in Kortrijk, Belgium on Friday, October 21st.

BYD will also then announce plans for a European launch strategy with tests of the new bus in several major European capitals. Like with its cars, there’s no word of BYD selling buses in North America.