BYD Motors to showcase first ever American made long-range electric bus
Governor of California Jerry Brown Mayor R. Rex Parris – Mayor of Lancaster, California Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich – Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors Bill Allen – President and Chief Executive Officer of the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation Lanny Davis – Attorney for BYD and former White House special counsel Bill Rex – General Manager of BYD Bus and Coach, United States Chinese Vice Counsel General Lixin Bian - Consul General of the People’s Republic of China, Los Angeles
Monday, April 28th Media check-in: 9am PDT Ceremony: 10:30am PDT Media will be able to:
Take tours of the factory See how a bus is made Ride along on the buses Interview BYD principals and employees Interview Press Conference participants
BYD Coach and Bus Factory 46147 7th Street West Lancaster, California 93534 (70 miles North of Los Angeles)
The technology BYD has brought to California has been touted as break-through with the following distinctions:
Electric buses run entirely off battery power lasting up to 24 hours on a single charge, with single off-peak charging time of 3-5 hours. Buses run entirely off of batteries, with NO transmissions, clutches, or an internal-combustion engine. Buses can hold up to 60 passengers designed with low floors without any steps, made possible with in-wheel hub motors, making it elderly and disability friendly. Battery chemistry environmentally friendly, making it disposable and pollution-free with zero-emissions. Due to its track record for superior technology, BYD has won the most contracts for electric buses in United States. BYD has globally produced more electric buses than any other manufacturer with over 1,300 buses worldwide. BYD's electric bus has been tested for more North American miles at more Transit Authorities than any other electric bus. Buses that will drive out of the Lancaster factory on April 28th have the ability to save 2.77 trees per day, literally a forest each month on U.S. roads.