What to buy now Millennium Hilton Bangkok launches e-limousine service with BYD vehicles By TTG Asia / Posted on 25 February, 2019 10:00 Millennium Hilton Bangkok has launched a battery electric limousine service, the result of a collaboration with Rizen Energy, the authorised importer and distributor of BYD electric vehicles in Thailand. An initiative said to be the first of its kind, the collaborative project targets to reduce 15,000kg of carbon in 2019 by encouraging hotel guests to use BYD electric limousines as part of the riverfront hotel’s strong intention to reduce solve Bangkok’s critical pollution problem. Millennium Hilton Bangkok offers a cleaner transfer option in BYD electric cars Heidi Kleine-Moeller, general manager of Millennium Hilton Bangkok, sees an “achievable” target for 2019. She said: “Considering that a combustion engine car emits approximately 200g per kilometre, we need to ensure that until the end of 2019 our e-limousine can service our guests no less than 88,000km or 1,200 round trips from Suvarnabhumi Airport to Millennium Hilton Bangkok and back.” Against the backdrop of worsening air pollution in Bangkok, the opportunity to partner with BYD will offer a new environmentally-friendly mode of transport to hotel guests and clients, which “hopefully will reach other companies and the government soon as well to make a difference city and country wide”, Kleine-Moeller added. According to Ronachai Chinwattanaporn, CEO of Rizen Energy, BYD e6, the first electric limousine in Thailand, has been in use worldwide for public transportation for more than eight years. It is proven to be reliable, safe and practical. Two BYD e6 will be at service during the pilot period, and the fleet could be extended upon the demands for e-limo service, Ronachai revealed. A new model is expected to join the fleet by mid-2019, he added.