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China s BYD Opens Electric Bus Plant in California

By Alysha · May 02, 2013

Opening of electric bus production facility.

electric vehicle maker BYD has its eye on the consumer market, even it’s focused on fleets for the being. “We want to cars to consumers in the U.S. in the several years,” BYD senior president Stella Li told yesterday. BYD could localize of passenger cars here in 10 years, she said.

Li was in Lancaster, a desert city 70 miles north of Los Angeles, BYD just opened a production The plant will initially electric buses, starting in BYD aims to turn out 50 units in the year.

The plant will an annual capacity of 1,000 said Li.

“The is the first a Chinese bus company is opening a plant in the U.S. and the first and South America plant for Li told a gathering that officials from Lancaster, Los County, the state of California, and municipal transit companies.

BYD already has a contract with the Beach Transit for 10 ebuses, will be in service in the first of 2014, Long Beach spokesman Kevin Lee told Stanford University has also on order for three ebuses, BYD fleet sales manager Reikes.

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BYD has that assemble buses imported partsknown as knock-down numerous other countries, Egypt and Bulgaria. Though of the parts for the plant in Lancaster be imported from China, Beach Transit used funds to buy the BYD buses, and one of the funding is that the BYD ebuses must at least 60 percent U.S.-produced

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The BYD e6 electric car, once by the company as imminently ready for the market, was in the shadows at the Lancaster

That isn’t a problem, Li. The buses will have than 70 percent local she said, and that is before the inductive chargers that be used in Long Beach. If are included, “It is close to 80 said Li. Those chargers are Wave Inc. a Utah and are considered part of the local said John Inglish, a director, in an interview with

It will install two chargers in Beach.

Among additional content, the batteries for the ebuses be assembled at a nearby plant imported cells. And, the electronic control is sourced I/O Controls Corp. in Azusa, Michael Kuang, vice of engineering at I/O Controls, told

Electric Passenger Cars

BYD initially planned to enter the consumer market with its e6 sedan. But plans for retail here were postponed so BYD improve the quality of the e6. Several of the iterations of the electric vehicle, is now a crossover, were at the Lancaster as were a few of BYD’s older dual-mode hybrids.

The F3DM is no produced. At the Shanghai Auto in April, BYD touted the next-generation mode vehicle, called the

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