BYD rolls out 300th E-bus in California

Shenzhen-based BYD has rolled out the 300th electric bus at its Lancaster manufacturing plant in California, reports Xinhua Net.

In a celebration with its customer, the Antelope Valley Transit Authority, BYD said that AVTA is closing in on a landmark of its own as it expected to realize 1 million miles of zero-emission bus operations in early May.

BYD called AVTA a model for transit agencies seeking affordable green technology – especially those in California that need to comply with state regulations requiring zero-emission fleets by 2040.

Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris termed the 300th bus as “the tip of the iceberg.” He credited BYD for creating hundreds of American jobs with more on the horizon as the company expands its product lines of battery-powered buses, trucks and forklifts.