Posts Tagged: BYD

BYD launches next-generation electric yard truck

Chinese automobile manufacturer BYD has launched a new generation of its 8Y-battery electric yard trucks. The company’s first delivery will include 14 second-generation electric yard trucks to two facilities operated by BNSF Railway in Southern California, where a demonstration project began with six of BYD’s first-generation electric yard trucks in 2018. The demonstration project is… Read more »

China slashes EV subsidies, electric automaker shares fall

China has announced substantial cuts to existing subsidies for EV purchases. The subsidy for pure EVs with ranges of 400 kilometers (250 miles) and above will be halved, to 25,000 yuan ($3,700) per vehicle, the Chinese Ministry of Finance said (via Bloomberg). The minimum range to qualify for any subsidy will also be raised from… Read more »

California Air Resources Board mandates 100% zero-emission buses by 2040

The California Air Resources Board (CARB) has unanimously approved a rule that will move the state towards the goal of a 100-percent zero-emission bus fleet by 2040. Like most government programs, CARB’s Innovative Clean Transit (ICT) regulation has a long timeline – the process of proposals, meetings and workshops that led to this week’s final… Read more »

BYD delivers first electric bus to Indianapolis transit authority

BYD has delivered a K11 60-foot battery-electric bus to Indianapolis public transportation provider IndyGo, the first of 13 ordered by the agency. “BYD has delivered the first bus on time, and this allows us to begin working with operations and emergency services on training, and testing battery range.” said Justin Stuehrenberg, IndyGo’s VP of Planning… Read more »

Port of San Diego demonstrates electric cargo vehicles, intelligent transportation systems

The Port of San Diego recently deployed two electric cargo vehicles as part of a project funded by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to accelerate the port’s transition to zero-emission transport. The CEC awarded nearly $6 million to the San Diego Port Tenants Association to demonstrate 10 vehicles and other sustainable freight technologies in and… Read more »

BYD sells 9 electric buses to Montreal and neighboring Longueuil

Montréal, Canada’s second-largest city, and the neighboring city of Longueuil have ordered nine electric buses from BYD. The Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) will purchase four 30-foot BYD buses, and the Réseau de Transport de Longueuil (RTL) is buying five. The new e-buses are expected to deliver a reduction in carbon emissions of more… Read more »

Seattle to deploy two BYD Class 8 electric refuse trucks

Seattle solid waste hauler (sorry, “resource recovery company”) Recology has ordered two electric refuse trucks from BYD. The two BYD 8R Class 8 trucks, fitted with New Way Viper Rear Loader refuse bodies, will serve customers in the City of Seattle, and are scheduled to be delivered in early 2019. “By combining the innovative design… Read more »

BYD to complete 24 GWh capacity battery plant

Battery specialist BYD has opened a140 football field-size battery factory in China’s lithium-abundant Qinghai province. The plant is BYD’s third Chinese battery factory, and is part of the company’s plan to increase total production capacity to 60 GWh by 2020. Scheduled for completion in 2019, the plant will be heavily automated, using driverless guided vehicles,… Read more »