BYD and Toyota detail electric-vehicle joint venture for China

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Toyota and BYD have released more details of an electric-vehicle joint venture for the Chinese market, which was announced in November 2019. The two automakers will invest 50-50 in a new company—BYD Toyota EV Technology Co.

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Barbados receiving 35 BYD electric buses; first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean

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BYD delivered the first electric bus fleet for public transport in the Caribbean, opening up an exciting new chapter in the region’s efforts to tackle climate change. The Transport Board partnered with BYD and Megapower Ltd, BYD’s local representative, on the project.

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BYD electric motor coaches selected for California purchasing contract; available to governmental entities outside CA

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BYD announced that its participation in a California-wide purchasing contract will also allow US transit agencies to leverage California’s purchase power to buy US-built zero-emission BYD battery-electric motor coaches, made by union employees in Lancaster, California.

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport adds two BYD electric buses

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Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL) has aded two BYD battery-electric buses. Atlanta is one of three airports to purchase BYD buses and has reduced its emissions by 70 metric tons since the launch of its two buses.

BYD launches Blade Battery to address battery safety in EVs

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BYD launched the Blade Battery, a development intended to mitigate concerns about battery safety in electric vehicles. The Blade Battery has been developed by BYD over the past several years. He Long, Vice President of BYD and Chairman of FinDreams Battery Co., BYD’s Blade Battery aims to bring battery safety back to the forefront, a redirection from the industry’s focus on this crucial aspect, the company said.

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BYD Han EV luxury sedan arrives in China: Tesla Model S–sized, about $40k

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The new flagship electric sedan from BYD, the Han EV, will go on sale in China this month, the company reported last week. The BYD Han EV is ten years in the making and could be the model that allows BYD to break through to Europe and the U.S. It’s also BYD’s debut vehicle for its new lithium iron phosphate in meaningful volumes.

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Bogotá orders 379 electric buses from BYD

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BYD will provide the Colombian capital of Bogotá with a fleet of 379 pure electric buses, in a deal awarded by the capital’s TransMilenio SA mass transport authority. Along with the 64 pure electric buses in Medellín, Colombia will have a total of 443 BYD electric buses, putting it at the vanguard of Latin America’s rapid push towards public transport electrification.

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Nobina selects 13 BYD eBus electric buses for far-north operation

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BYD, Europe’s leading electric bus manufacturer, received an order for a further 13 eBuses from Nobina—the principal bus operator in Sweden and the Nordic region. The new 12-meter models are destined for the town of Piteå in the north-east of Sweden where the new BYD fleet will go into service at their most northerly location ever in Europe—close to the arctic circle at latitude 65.31º north. BYD 12m battery-electric bus.

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BYD secures Europe’s largest single order for electric buses to date: 259 eBuses for Keolis

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BYD has secured the largest single order to date for full battery-electric buses in Europe in a deal with Keolis Nederland BV, the Dutch subsidiary of global public transport provider, Keolis. The landmark order comprises 259 BYD eBuses scheduled for programmed delivery from next summer.

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Build My Dreams, BYD

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The announcement that BYD, the Chinese battery giant turned automaker, has actually begun selling its plug-in hybrid, is pretty big news. As most automakers plan for lower sales in 2009, BYD plans to double its sales to 350,000 units, including 10,000 plug-in hybrids.

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BYD to add another 183 electric buses to Santiago’s fleet

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The Chilean Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications, Gloria Hutt, recently announced a new order for 183 BYD electric buses for the Chilean capital of Santiago, due to arrive in August of this year. The 183 BYD electric buses will join the 100 electric buses that BYD and local partner Enel brought into Santiago last December, giving BYD a dominant share of more than 60% in the capital’s electric bus market.

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BYD Blade battery for upcoming Han electric sedan keeps cool, aims for safety

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Chinese automaker BYD has revealed a new battery pack, to be used in its upcoming flagship sedan. BYD claims the new battery pack, dubbed "Blade" will be a significant step forward in safety. The battery pack did not overheat or catch fire during nail penetration tests, according to BYD. In the same test, the automaker said other designs either. Batteries

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LADOT orders 130 BYD electric buses

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The Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) has ordered 130 BYD battery-electric K7M buses, the largest single order of battery-electric buses to date in the United States. BYD considers the LADOT purchase as a signal to the market that zero-emission buses are here to stay and that their use will continue to spread. The buses will be built at BYD’s Coach & Bus factory in Lancaster, California, in northern Los Angeles County. The K7M is one of BYD’s top products.

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BYD, Toyota launch BYD TOYOTA EV TECHNOLOGY (BTET) JV to conduct battery electric vehicle R&D

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BYD Company Ltd. The name of the new company is BYD TOYOTA EV TECHNOLOGY CO., Hirohisa Kishi from Toyota will serve as chairman, and Zhao Binggen from BYD will be the chief executive officer (CEO). With the engineers from BYD and Toyota working together under the same roof, we aim to develop BEVs that are superior in performance and meet the needs of customers in China by merging the two companies’ strengths and also through friendly rivalry.

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BYD unveils new electric airport GSE tow tractor models

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BYD unveiled two new electric tow tractor models, or tugs, this month. BYD tugs offer greater energy and productivity efficiencies as well as lower operating costs and easier maintenance, as compared to its diesel, gas or lead acid battery counterparts.

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BYD sets out EV expansion strategy for Europe; Tang SUV heading to Norway first

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BYD Europe outlined an expansion strategy for EVs in Europe, including the trial introduction of electric passenger cars, alongside longer-term plans to bring new BYD LCV and eTruck ranges to the market. BYD will initially introduce the all new, full-electric, second-generation BYD Tang compact SUV to the Norwegian market. The vehicle will spearhead BYD’s ambitions as the brand looks to expand its overall European EV portfolio.

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Anheuser-Busch completes first zero-emission beer delivery; BYD and Nikola

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Anheuser-Busch, in partnership with Nikola Motor Company and BYD Motors LLC, completed its first Zero-Emission Beer Delivery in its hometown of St. Louis Blues, on a BYD electric truck. The delivery builds on Anheuser-Busch’s ongoing commitment to sustainability and existing partnerships with both Nikola and BYD. The 21 BYD electric trucks as well as a 958.5

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BYD begins electric bus fleet delivery to Germany’s BOGESTRA; first of 22 buses

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BOGESTRA (Bochum-Gelsenkirchener Straßenbahnen) and HCR (Straßenbahn Herne-Castrop-Rauxel), two of Germany’s leading Public Transport Operators (PTOs), have taken delivery of the first vehicle in a joint fleet order for 22 electric buses from BYD. As a producer of face-masks and hygiene products following the coronavirus outbreak, BYD is also donating a consignment of face-masks to be used by BOGESTRA’s and HCR’s passengers, as part of the PTOs’ hygiene regulations.

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BYD launches two new all-electric sedans for Chinese market

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Chinese automaker BYD may be largely invisible in the U.S., Aiming to expand on that success for 2016, BYD is introducing two new electric cars for the Chinese market. China BYD plug-in cars BYD Qinbut it's thriving in its home market. Last year, the company sold more highway-capable electric cars and plug-in hybrids than any other company in the world. DON'T MISS: Who Sold.

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BYD flagship Han EV series goes on sale in China; Blade Battery

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BYD announced the official launch of its Han EV series, the brand’s long-awaited flagship offering for the global mid-to-large luxury sedan market, including three pure electric models and one hybrid model. The Han EV is the first mass-produced model that uses BYD’s ultra-safe Blade Battery. —Wang Chuanfu, President of BYD.

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UberX Drivers To Test BYD e6 Chinese Electric Cars In Chicago

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The BYD e6 wagon is the battery-electric car that never quite made it onto the U.S. Very quietly, that''s now changing; the company hopes to lease around 200 BYD e6 electric cars for use by UberX drivers in Chicago. Green BYD BYD e6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chicago China Chinese Uber fleet plug-in cars market. Despite various plans and announcements over the last five years, the e6 was never offered for retail sale in North America.

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BYD: tiny electric cars for China could be 75 percent of sales

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Chinese automaker BYD was the world's largest producer of plug-in electric cars last year, and the outlook for new markets in its home country are quite healthy, suggesting strong continued growth. BYD plans to tackle the country's inland cities, viewed as a new frontier for automakers, with a small and very affordable electric car. China minicar BYD plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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2016 BYD e6 electric taxi gets range increase to 187 miles: Forbidden Fruit

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China forbidden fruit BYD plug-in cars BYD e6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV How would you like an all-electric wagon with five seats, a rear liftgate, and 187 miles of EPA-rated range? Sounds pretty good, right? You'd think such a vehicle might sell well, since it would have more rated range than any other electric cars on the market except the Chevy Bolt EV and anything from Tesla. Well, such a car has been certified by.

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Can GM beat Chinese BYD as global electric-car leader? It plans to try

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It was BYD, the Chinese carmaker notably backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. BYD sold just over 60,000 battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids last year, with the vast majority going to customers in its home country. China General Motors Plug-In Hybrids BYD plug-in carsThe automaker that sold the most plug-in electric cars last year wasn't a U.S., Japanese, or European firm.

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BYD to unveil new electric transit bus and motor coach

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BYD will unveil a new electric transit bus (K7M-ER) and a new electric motor coach (C9M) at BusCon 2019, held at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis 23-25 September. In designing the K7M-ER, BYD listened to its transit agency customers and made the vehicle 101.6 All BYD buses sold to US transit agencies exceed the Federal Transit Administration’s “Buy America” regulatory requirements.

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BYD, Toyota to establish joint company for battery-electric vehicle research and development

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BYD Company Ltd. The new R&D company, which will work on designing and developing BEVs (including platform) and its related parts, is anticipated to be established in China in 2020, with BYD and Toyota to evenly share 50% of the total capital needed. Additionally, BYD and Toyota plan to staff the new company by transferring engineers and the jobs currently involved in related R&D from their respective companies. —BYD senior vice president Lian Yu-bo.

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Chinese maker BYD plans U.S. expansion into other electric industrial vehicles

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It's been several years since Chinese electric-car maker BYD retreated from plans to sell cars in the United States, but now it may be ready to get more serious about the market. BYD has found success in building and selling electric buses for public transportation agencies, but it has not yet launched a vehicle for private consumers. China BYD Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Public transport

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BYD and Hino enter strategic alliance focused on commercial battery-electric vehicles

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BYD Company Ltd. BYD Commercial Vehicle and Hino Motors has been committed to technology innovation and global promotion of commercial vehicle electrification. —Wang Jie, BYD vice president and CEO of commercial vehicle division. and Hino Motors, Ltd. signed a strategic business alliance agreement with a focus on collaborating in the development of commercial battery-electric vehicles (BEVs).

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BYD has made more electric buses in the US than anyone else—and it hasn’t given up on cars

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China’s BYD earlier this month announced its 100th battery-electric truck in the As a number of larger truck and bus players have been cautiously treading into the electric sector, an electric-vehicle heavyweight that’s relatively unknown in the U.S.

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BYD produces 300th electric bus in Lancaster; AVTA nears 1M emission-free miles

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BYD has produced its 300 th bus at its Lancaster, Calif. BYD is celebrating the milestone with its highly valued customer and neighbor Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA). The 300th bus is a 35-foot BYD K9S model transit bus. AVTA was one of BYD’s first customers. When BYD opened its Lancaster manufacturing plant in 2013, it had a handful of employees working on 10 buses in a 106,000-square-foot building that once housed a motorhome manufacturing facility.

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GM fuel cells, BMW battery deal, BYD flagship EV, Honda Fit gone: Today’s Car News

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The flagship model from China’s BYD could make waves in Europe and, potentially, the U.S. The BYD Han EV has arrived in the company’s home market, China. BMW makes a battery deal that keeps it in the EU. GM changes its fuel-cell tune somewhat. And are Americans over small cars? This and more, here at Green Car Reports. Could this. Today in Car News

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BYD partners with U.S. firm to launch all-electric garbage truck

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emissions China Trucks BYD plug-in cars Commercial vehicleHere's an electric vehicle that really, truly stinks. While automakers are moving in the direction of more electric cars, several companies are also making efforts to electrify commercial vehicles. The humble garbage truck will be the next to be electrified—which, if nothing else, will eliminate the unpleasant noise from huge diesel trucks.

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BYD completes delivery of 10 electric buses to Link Transit; first buses after plant reopening

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BYD has completed the delivery of 10 battery-electric K9S buses to Link Transit in Wenatchee, Washington, a milestone for the company as production ramps up following a temporary plant closure in Mid-March from the COVID-19 pandemic. The buses were the first to be completed by BYD after reopening its plant. BYD began a phrased reopening of its Lancaster Coach and Bus manufacturing plant in mid-May with stringent safety protocols in place.

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BYD 60-foot battery-electric bus completes full Altoona Pass/Fail test

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BYD achieved a first when its 60-foot battery-electric articulated transit bus completed durability road testing under the Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) new Pass/Fail guidelines at the Model Bus Testing Program in Altoona, Pa. BYD’s K11M became the first battery electric transit bus of its size to complete the full 15,000-mile durability test in an impressive 106 days, setting the bar high for all other bus manufacturers.

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SERES partners with BYD to develop next-generation power electronics

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and Shenzhen BYD Microelectronics Co., BYD Microelectronics) have entered a strategic partnership to develop next-generation power electronics. BYD Microelectronics operates China’s most comprehensive value chain of automotive-grade IGBTs, producing IGBT modules and wafers, SiC modules and wafers, automotive current sensors, MCUs, IPMs and other related products. SERES, a subsidiary of Chongqing Sokon Industrial Group Co.,

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Anaheim Transportation Network orders 40 BYD electric buses; 57% electric fleet by 2020

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The Anaheim Transportation Network has awarded an order for 40 battery-electric buses to BYD. The ATN fleet order will increase the number of BYD electric buses the agency can deploy to serve one of the nation’s busiest tourism and employment regions. The buses range in size from the 30-foot BYD K7M to the articulated 60-foot K11M. One-half of the order will be the popular 40-foot BYD K9M.

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BYD Doubles Down On Electric Car, Bus Investment For China

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Manufacturing China BYD plug-in cars Buses Despite several years of early disinterest from consumers, sales of both hybrids and plug-in electric cars in China are on the rise. Aggressive government incentives in some areas hadn''t seemed to entice customers, but caps on new-vehicle registrations may have started to do the trick late last year. China overtook the U.S. in monthly electric-car.

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Fleet of 10 BYD electric buses operating on Okinawa

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A fleet of 10 battery-electric buses manufactured by Chinese new energy technology company BYD started operating on the Japanese island of Okinawa, marking the beginning of the island’s electrified public transportation initiative. 10 BYD K9 buses now run a shuttle service to and from the Okinawa Naha Port. BYD is the only Chinese automaker to enter the Japanese market, and only with pure electric vehicles. This is not the first time BYD has delivered its e-buses to Japan.

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Toyota and BYD join forces for EV development in China

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Toyota and BYD will partner to develop BEVs for the Chinese market, the two companies announced Thursday. The automakers will invest 50-50 in a new company, the primary mission of which will be to design and develop BEVs from the ground up. Staffing of the new company's engineering and R&D departments will come from the pool of existing Toyota

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Anheuser-Busch to deploy 21 BYD electric trucks in California project

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Anheuser-Busch, BYD, the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), and ENGIE Services US announced that Anheuser-Busch will be deploying 21 BYD battery electric trucks in their California fleet as part of a state project to showcase economically and environmentally sustainable warehousing and distribution technology. As part of the initial validation, Anheuser-Busch put the BYD 8TT through extensive testing on range, acceleration, gradeability, charging speed, and more.

2019 96

BYD introducing second-generation battery-electric yard tractor

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The BYD second-generation 8Y battery electric yard tractor will make its world premiere at the Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach next week, showcasing a design that combines performance, reliability, improved driver comfort and operability, along with zero tailpipe emissions and quiet operation. BYD’s second-generation yard tractor features improvements that directly reflect feedback on the first generation.

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BYD delivering 6 electric buses to Martha’s Vineyard; 4 more to be purchased

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BYD recently delivered five electric buses to the Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA) in Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts; a sixth is scheduled to be delivered by the end of the July. The six-bus order comprised four BYD K9S 35-foot models and two K7 30-foot models.

2018 95

BYD delivers first 2 of 10 electric buses for Toronto Transit Commission

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BYD has delivered its first two battery-electric buses to the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), the largest transit operator in Canada and the third-largest transit operator in North America. The bus is part of a total order by the TTC for 10 BYD 40-foot K9M buses, all of which are scheduled to be delivered in coming days. and 10 from BYD Canada Co. BYD’s investment in its Newmarket plant demonstrates BYD’s commitment to bringing bus manufacturing jobs back to Ontario.

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