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Daylight Transport’s BYD Battery Trucks

March 28, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order, milestones by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

More Than 60 All-Electric Vehicles, Including Forklifts

BYD is talking up placement of more than sixty 100% battery electric vehicles, including three dozen forklifts, with Southern California’s Daylight Transport.

With Daylight Transport, BYD is claiming America’s ‘largest deployment of all-electric heavy duty trucks.’



An initial BYD release this month details 23 Class 8 yard hostlers and four Class 5 service trucks to be used in daily operations at the Daylight Transport facility in Fontana, Calif. and for the BNSF railroad. When all are delivered, the project will represent the “largest deployment of all-electric heavy duty trucks in the U.S.,” BYD says.

State cap-and-trade funding backs the program, which involves the California Air Resources Board and the San Bernardino Council of Governments to fight “some of the worst air quality in the nation including San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties.”

‘Clean Air and Job Creation Are Not Mutually Exclusive’

“With this project, California is proving to critics that clean air and job creation are not mutually exclusive,” BYD Motors president Stella Li said in the announcement.

Three yard trucks and a service truck will operate at Daylight Transport’s facility in Fontana, with the remaining 23 trucks planned for operation at two BNSF Railway yards in San Bernardino and Los Angeles Counties.

BNSF is to take delivery of its BYD electric trucks in the coming months.

Later in the month, BYD said that Daylight Transport has acquired 36 forklifts from BYD – 31 of the manufacturer’s ECB16C three-wheel electrics, and five ECB25 four-wheelers.


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BYD North America, Andy Swanton, 213-458-6918 or 877-585-6868 (main); [email protected]

BYD North America, A.J. Naddell, 213-400-7820; [email protected]

BYD North America info, VP Micheal Austin, 224-587-0648 or 877-585-6868; [email protected]; www.byd.com

Daylight Transport, VP Greg Steele, 310-629-8009; [email protected]

Daylight Transport (fleet), Justin Webb, 724-513-2889; [email protected]; www.dylt.com

BNSF, Lena Kent, 909-386-4140; [email protected]; www.bnsf.com


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Source: BYD with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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