BYD China * Europe: To build a factory in France
* Hauts-de-France - BYD to invest €10M in electric bus assembly in Beauvais
BYD Europe BV At a recent press conference in Beauvais, announced the Chinese group's decision to invest €10 million in a site in the town of Allonne, near Beauvais, in Hauts-de-France, intended to create an assembly factory for Europe... The project calls for around 100 jobs to be created in the initial phase. The production facility will occupy 32,000 sq m of a parcel totaling nearly 80,000 sq m, and will assemble up to 200 vehicles a year - single-deck buses and coaches - in its first phase. Other vehicles may be added as BYD expands its product line... Production is scheduled to get underway in the first half of 2018... BYD Europe, chose France because it has Europe's largest bus market...
(Photo: A twin- bus Pure Electric, by BYD) -- Schiedam, The Netherlands - Busworld - 24 MAR 2017