Anheuser-Busch to deploy 21 BYD electric trucks

Anheuser-Busch plans to add 21 BYD electric trucks to its California fleet. The second-generation 8TT Class 8 electric trucks will be deployed at Anheuser-Busch facilities in Sylmar, Riverside, Pomona and Carson.

The non-profit Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE) will lead project oversight, development, management, and reporting through a grant from the California Air Resources Board (CARB).

The project will entail equipment testing, a one-year demonstration period, data collection, and reporting. The trucks are scheduled to begin operation near the end of 2019 and be up and running by 2021. Anheuser-Busch expects them to eliminate 910 metric tons of CO2 emissions per year.

Richard Corey, Executive Officer at CARB, said, “Anheuser-Busch is providing a real-world demonstration of the future for moving goods and products throughout California. I congratulate all the companies partnering on this impressive effort for embracing zero-emission trucks.”

Source: Anheuser-Busch

  • Daniel

    zero-emission, a welcomed word. Though the battery also need the power which may still provided by fossil fuel, but the electric system have higher eifficiency than ICE. For example, the eletric motors which have hit the market, their efficiency can reach 97%.

  • EVman

    Hope they didn’t spend more than $400K on the battery pack, drivetrain kit and charger kit. I know the truck and frame can go for about $140 to $180K. They shouldn’t have paid more than $600K for each truck. DIYev does class 8 trucks kits for under $400K. Guaranteed 100 mile distance per charge.

  • EVman

    Why are all of the grants going to overseas companies. Why not use United States companies??? We are less expensive here in the US.