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Posts Tagged: BYD

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 »

Electric buses from BYD, Proterra, New Flyer at APTA Conference

There were several electric buses on display at the recent American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Bus & Paratransit Conference in Tampa, lined up along the waterfront behind Amalie Arena, home ice for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The Sierra Club’s Phil Compton was there to speak to the manufacturers’ reps and snap some photos. Conference attendees… Read more »

BYD to deliver 11 electric delivery trucks to San Francisco Goodwill

Commercial EV maker BYD unveiled the first of 11 delivery trucks it is building for San Francisco Goodwill at the recent Advanced Clean Transportation Expo in Long Beach. SFGoodwill will use the new electric truck to collect and transport donated goods in San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties. The new BYD T7 medium-duty electric… Read more »

BYD and US Hybrid to develop hydrogen electric bus for Honolulu airport

BYD has teamed with powertrain specialist US Hybrid Corporation to develop a hydrogen-electric bus, which will serve Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport. The bus will use BYD’s battery-electric platform, integrating hydrogen fuel cell technology to eliminate dependency on charging. The new bus is being developed under Hawaii’s Clean Energy Initiative (HCEI), part of the… Read more »

University of California, Irvine to convert its entire bus fleet to EVs

The University of California, Irvine has chosen electric bus manufacturer BYD to convert the Anteater Express bus fleet, which serves the college’s 1,500-acre campus and various off-campus locations, into an all-electric service. UCI undergraduates voted in 2013 to transform the Anteater Express shuttle, which is operated and funded by students, to a more sustainable fleet,… Read more »

New report: Some electric buses are already cheaper to run than legacy buses

If you talk to manufacturers of electric buses, such as Proterra and BYD, they’ll tell you that their lower fuel and maintenance costs make them a no-brainer for transit agencies. However, a new report jointly released by the Financing Sustainable Cities Initiative and Bloomberg New Energy Finance paints a more cautiously optimistic picture. According to… Read more »

Baton Rouge to add three BYD electric buses to its fleet

Battery-electric bus builder BYD has received an order for three K9S electric buses from Baton Rouge, Louisiana’s Capital Area Transit System (CATS), which operates 29 bus lines and provides over 2 million rides annually. The new e-buses will go into operation later this year. BYD’s K9S has a range of 150 miles and a capacity… Read more »

Catalina Island, California to deploy three electric tour buses

China-based BYD, which has manufacturing facilities in California, now claims to be the largest battery-electric bus manufacturer in North America. Its buses are in service with municipal transit systems and airports around the US. The latest transit fleet to go electric is the Catalina Island Company, which has announced plans to deploy three BYD C6… Read more »