March 27, 2014
The FTA had earlier notified LBT that BYD submitted an invalid DBE certification during the procurement process leading to the original April 29, 2013 agreement, and that the contract between LBT and BYD Motors Inc. was therefore not eligible for federal funding.
January 30, 2014
Company still paying $1,900 fine for paying workers in home currency instead of U.S. dollars.
January 27, 2014
The average speed of drivers on Gatineau and Ottawa routes was approximately 15 miles per hour, and the resulting distance the BYD bus could travel at this average speed was approximately 155 miles. The bus now heads to Montreal
January 9, 2014
The testing was carried out on different routes throughout Manhattan, covering a total distance during the trial of 1,481 miles. The BYD all-electric bus “performed excellent” covering more than 140 miles per full charge in heavy traffic, according to company officials.
December 19, 2013
The ebus battery takes four to five hours to recharge from totally exhausted at a cost of approximately $31, representing a savings of up to 75% of fuel cost compared to a diesel bus.
December 16, 2013
Attorney Lanny Davis, acting as the company's spokesman, said there are facts that are beyond dispute that can and will be substantiated by documentation.
October 15, 2013
The first of four major objectives in the MOU was electrifying public transportation with zero-emissions vehicles.
September 16, 2013
The test will determine if this type of bus can meet the twin challenges of operating in the stop-and-go traffic of Manhattan while maintaining high levels of passenger comfort and operational performance.
September 12, 2013
Representatives from Phoenix Motorcars, BYD, Proterra and Complete Coach Works featured their buses on the show floor and explained their products as well as their outlook for the future of electric buses in the transportation industry.
July 17, 2013
The 35 buses will enter service in July of 2014 and replace an ageing fleet of conventionally powered buses.
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