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BYD expands California electric bus factory

BYD says the latest expansion of its Lancaster, California plant makes it North America’s largest battery-electric bus manufacturing facility. The grand opening was attended by a coterie of local politicians. The new wing brings the total size of the facility to nearly 450,000 square feet, almost four times its initial 2013 footprint. The expanded plant… Read more »

BYD funds training programs, employs disadvantaged workers at California plant

Electric buses are appearing on the streets of US cities, and one of the leading vendors is the Chinese automaker BYD. This isn’t a case of American jobs being shipped overseas however – the buses are built at BYD’s plant in Lancaster, California. Now the company has made a further commitment to supporting the community,… Read more »

California transit authority goes 100% electric with order for 85 BYD electric buses

The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA), which serves some 450,000 residents in the northern Los Angeles metro region, says it has taken a step toward becoming the first 100% electric public transit fleet in the country, ordering up to 85 BYD electric buses over a five-year period. BYD will deliver a variety of e-bus models,… Read more »

First two BYD electric buses roll off California production line

BYD revealed its first pair of electric buses manufactured in California this week. “It’s a small beginning. A few buses. But like many things, it holds promise as something very big and very important,” said Governor Jerry Brown during a ceremony at the company’s manufacturing plant in Lancaster. “I hope to come back in a… Read more »

BYD buys plant in California to build electric buses

Chinese EV maker BYD has purchased a facility in Lancaster, California, to house its electric bus manufacturing operations. The plant was formerly operated by Rexhall Industries, a maker of RVs. Several Rexhall employees, including company CEO William Rex, will stay on as the plant makes the transition to BYD ownership. According to BYD, the manufacturing… Read more »

Asian bus-builder Gemilang to deliver 140 electric school buses to California

Asian bus manufacturer Gemilang International plans to deliver 140 electric school buses to California customers in 2022. The order of 120 units of 12-meter school buses and 20 units of 7.5-meter school buses is the company’s largest single order for electric buses to date. Based in Johor, Malaysia, GML has manufactured bus bodies and assembled… Read more »

BYD delivers over 70,000 electric buses—almost all in China

Since introducing battery-electric buses over a decade ago, automaker BYD has delivered over 70,000 units to customers worldwide. BYD says its e-buses have covered over 3.4 billion miles, and reduced CO2 emissions by 3.8 million tons. The vast majority of these are operating in China, but Europe is a growth area. BYD has delivered over… Read more »

Link Transit’s 10 new BYD buses come with Momentum Dynamics wireless charging system

Following a phased reopening of its Lancaster, California manufacturing plant in mid-May, BYD is back to building electric buses. The company’s first post-closure delivery completed an order of 10 battery-electric K9S buses to Link Transit in Wenatchee, Washington. The K9S 35-ft electric bus seats up to 32, has a range of 215 miles, and can… Read more »

New BYD sub-brand will produce components for clean energy vehicles

Chinese EV-maker BYD has launched a new sub-brand called FinDreams, which will produce core components for clean energy vehicles. FinDreams has five subsidiaries, which will specialize in different fields of auto manufacturing, including batteries and powertrains. Industry experts say BYD’s move is part of its global expansion strategy. “For the overseas market, the independent system… Read more »

BYD delivers two K7M electric buses to Anaheim Resort Transportation

BYD has delivered two K7M 30-foot electric buses to Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) in Anaheim, California. ART, which aims to have a 50 percent electrified fleet by the end of 2020, is scheduled to receive 40 more BYD electric buses this year. Stella Li, BYD North America President, said, “We applaud ART for its bold… Read more »