According to report published in auto.economictimes.indiatimes.com The new fleet, which will replace all of its diesel-operated buses, will be used for airfield passenger transportation, the company said in a statement.
Manufactured at BYD’s Lancaster factory in Southern California, the buses have an approximate range of 250 miles on a single charge and capacity for up to 120 passengers, depending on their configuration.
The buses, 60-foot articulated vehicles, are battery-electric, and the first in their category available in the US.
“BYD’s successful selection as a vehicle provider was a result of LAWA’s (Los Angeles World Airports) need to take advantage of the latest technological developments in clean transportation,” Macy Neshati, Senior Vice President of BYD Heavy Industries, said.
BYD is the world’s largest electric vehicle manufacturer, as well as the largest electric bus maker in North America. The company entered the US market in 1999 and has invested a total of around 300 million USD in the country to date.