ELECTRIC BUSMAKERS NEWS * USA: BYD Coach & Bus
* California - Electric bus maker buzzing over orders
-- In a hangarlike building on the north end of Lancaster, 13 electric buses move through the assembly line at BYD Coach & Bus... Some are almost empty shells, while others near completion with wiring and windows installed. Sections of a 60-foot bus are in booths for painting. Finished vehicles get a final check before customers take delivery... All this activity at the plant must accelerate after BYD announced last month an agreement with Washington state and Oregon for up to 800 new buses. That’s in addition to 100 buses already on back order... The new orders mean the factory’s payroll of 120 will have to expand. And the company will have to reconfigure its manufacturing operation to double output...
(Photo: BYD electric buses manufactured in Lancaster, CAL) -- Lancaster, CAL, USA - The San Fernando Valley Business Journal, by MARK MADLER - October 5, 2015