June 12, 2014
The buses will run on various ETS routes across the city, travelling with regularly scheduled buses in service and for special events. Instead of paying a fare, passengers will be asked to complete a survey describing their experience riding an electric bus.
May 29, 2014
The 40-foot BYD Electric Bus is just the first of three different size options that will be offered to the U.S. for 2014/2015 deliveries. Next at Altoona will be the 60-foot articulated BYD all-electric bus.
April 29, 2014
BYD’s new plant has added 60 new jobs for American workers, with the company expecting to increase the number of new jobs created to 100 by the end of the year, while adding 200 more by the end of next year.
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.
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