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BYD Expands Its U.S. Battery Bus Factory

September 25, 2017 in batteries, Companies, Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

$22 Million for Expansion to 450,000 Square Feet
As eBuses Near Price Parity with Competing AFVs,
IndyGo Orders as Many as 75 All-Battery 60-Footers

BYD, the busy builder of all-battery buses, has completed a $22 million expansion of its factory in Lancaster, Calif. – a former RV plant that’s expected to soon employ more than 600 people, able to produce some 1,500 buses annually.

Wave WEVC for AVTA Gets UL Field Nod

February 27, 2017 in Electric Drive, EVs, milestones, transit, WEVC by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

High-Power Wireless Charging for AVTA’s BYD Buses

Salt-Lake City-based Wave reports UL/Underwriters Laboratories field evaluation certification of its 50-kilowatt unit for Southern California’s Antelope Valley Transit Authority.

BYD to Show All-Battery 60-Footer

November 24, 2014 in Electric Drive, event, EVs, transit by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

120-Passenger Electric Bus in Long Beach, Calif. on December 3

BYD will show off its new 100% battery-powered 60-foot transit bus – billed as the world’s largest electric vehicle – at a media event in Long Beach, Calif. on December 3.

BYD Reports 500 More EVs for Shenzhen

January 25, 2013 in Electric Drive, EVs, Fleet Order by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Additional e6 Sedans to Join 300 Taxis with 18.6 Million Total Miles

China’s BYD says it’s won the tender and will deliver 500 of its e6 pure battery electric police vehicles to the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau, “signifying that the promotion of BYD new energy vehicles has reached a new height.”

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