ELECTRIC BUSES FLEET * USA: From BYD to Long Beach, CAL
* California - Long Beach Transit again picks BYD Motors for electric bus contract
-- Long Beach Transit’s governing board voted Monday to approve an $11 million deal that includes 10 battery electric buses from BYD Motors and a wireless charging system from Wireless Advanced Vehicle Electrification Inc., a Salt Lake City company, that is intended to make it possible for electric buses to be recharged at points along the routes... BYD Motors is the U.S.A. subsidiary of a Chinese company that specializes in batteries and electric vehicles. BYD Motors main offices are in Los Angeles, and its bus assembly plant is in Lancaster... BYD has also delivered five buses to L.A. Metro, which has the option of purchasing up to 25 buses from the manufacturer... Long Beach Transit’s new deal with BYD includes a 12-year warranty and the option to buy 14 more buses for Long Beach... An additional 36 buses could be purchased by the leaders of Anaheim Transportation Network and Gardena Municipal Bus Lines, whose boards could follow evaluations of the bids submitted to Long Beach Transit, Lee said...
(Photo: A BYD bus EV/Plug-in) -- Long Beach, CAL, USA - Press-Telegram, by Andrew Edwards - 27 April 2015
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