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BYD Unveils World’s Largest Battery Electric Vehicle

| October 15, 2014

BYDBYD Motors kicked off the 2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo in Houston this week with the introduction of the Lancaster eBus, a break-through, 60-foot, articulated battery-electric bus, can drive 170+ miles with a passenger load of up to 120 passengers.

In development for almost two years, it demonstrates BYD’s commitment to the American Rapid Transit markets.

The company noted that “BYD’s mission is to create safer and more environmentally-friendly battery technologies.”

This has resulted in the BYD Iron-Phosphate Battery, a fire-safe, completely recyclable, and incredibly long-cycle technology — the foundation of BYD’s Electric buses.

These buses run entirely off battery power lasting up to 24 hours on a single charge, with single off-peak charging time of 2-4 hours,” said BYD Motors Fleet Sales Vice President, Brendan Riley. “No additional generation capacity is needed to be built to charge our buses at night since the grid is only 40% utilized.”

Also on display at the BYD Exhibit was a 40-foot, Battery-electric Transit bus from Antelope Valley Transit Authority.

AVTA Board Chairman Norm Hickling boasted that the 40-foot bus on the Expo show floor was the only bus, “that drove over 1500 zero-emission miles from Los Angeles all the way to Houston for the Expo under its own power.”

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