BYD Gets $9 Million California Grant For 27 Electric Trucks

By Larry E. Hall BYD, the world’s largest electric bus manufacturer and the leading electric carmaker in China, will build 27 battery-electric trucks under a $9 million California grant.
The electric trucks will replace diesel service trucks and yard tractors in the communities of Commerce, Fontana and San Bernadino.
The funds are for 23 class-8 yard trucks and four class-5 service vehicles.
Class-8 yard trucks, also known as “yard goats,” are 80,000-pound vehicles used to move heavy freight containers short distances within freight yards warehouses and distribution centers.
BNSF Railway will operate the class-5 16,100-pound medium-duty service trucks at two of its intermodal rail yards.
BYD, which stands for

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