March 25, 2013

Long Beach Transit to buy BYD all-electric buses

LONG BEACH, Calif. — Long Beach Transit's board of directors voted to award
a $12.1 million contract to purchase 10 all-electric buses and charging equipment to BYD Motors Inc. a U.S. subsidiary of BYD Co. Ltd., a Chinese firm. The contract, funded mainly with the federal government's Transit Investment for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction program, is considered one of the largest federal grants ever awarded for the deployment of electric buses, according to the Press Telegram.

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  • Roland Mösl[ March 27th, 2013 @ 4:07am ]

    I wonder about the price. At other purchases, a price of 430.000 EUR including charging station war reported. Since the new model does not require a special charging station, the price should be less than half what is reported

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