BYD Motors– an American Manufacturer of battery-electric transit buses, will roll out one of its new extraordinary electric buses in Long Beach, California on December 3, 2014 for an exclusive tour with press and invited local guests.
The 60-foot articulated electric bus can carry 120 passengers and will be driven from BYD’s factory in Lancaster, California where it was designed and built to Long Beach for a tour around town, and end with a reception showcasing BYD’s ZERO-emissions, all-electric cars and buses. This all-electric bus can go over 170 miles on a single charge (complete in 2 to 3 hours over-night).
BYD is set to deliver the first five of LA METRO’s twenty-five 40-foot, 100% Battery Electric transit buses in early January 2015. “METRO is proving that they are one of the nation’s leaders in clean public transportation,” stated BYD America Vice President Micheal Austin. In addition, BYD has also deployed 13 of their 40-foot electric buses for Stanford University’s campus shuttle routes.
While each BYD electric bus eliminates the equivalent emissions of 33 gasoline cars every day — equivalent to the carbon-dioxide absorbed by 2.77 trees each, Los Angeles METRO will immediately see yearly fuel & maintenance savings of $35,000.00 per bus.
If you would like to be a part of BYD’s tour of Long Beach, please RSVP to the address shown and feel free to call with questions. There will be full press availability during the tour with BYD Executives.
BYD Motors Inc. is an American manufacturing company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of BYD Company Ltd, the largest domestic auto-manufacturer and electric-bus manufacturer in China. BYD is a publicly traded company, with the Hong Kong listed stock 60% of which is owned by U.S. investors, and Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway as the largest single shareholder at 9.9%.
BYD Motors established its headquarters in downtown Los Angeles in October 2011 and has now hired over 60 Americans to support BYD Electric Bus and Energy Module factories in Lancaster, California. There are over 25 American research and development and sales support personnel at the Los Angeles headquarters. BYD expects to create 100 new jobs by the end of this year, with 200 by the end of 2015.