In another US electric truck story, Chinese truck and bus maker, BYD recently celebrated a significant milestone, delivering its 100th battery-electric truck in America.
The heavy duty Class 8 prime mover was delivered to Anheuser-Busch, which is using it to support its operations in Oakland in Northern California.
BYD says it has has delivered more than 12,000 zero-emissions trucks worldwide, most in its home country of China.\
“This is a great milestone for BYD, and it is just the beginning,” said Aaron Gillmore, BYD’s US vice-president, truck business.
“Our trucks are hard at work every day proving that electric is the new standard. 2020 will be a fantastic year for battery-electric trucks.”
“We are proud to continue to build on our commitment to sustainable logistics through our partnership with BYD in California,” added Joaquin Schlottmann, vice-president of Tier 2 logistics at Anheuser-Busch.
“By integrating zero-emission vehicles into our distribution fleet, we are taking another step towards reaching our sustainability goals and helping ensure our beers are delivered in the most sustainable way possible.”
BYD said Anheuser-Busch has extensively tested the truck on range, acceleration, gradeability, charging speed and more.
Anheuser-Busch has been acknowledged as an early adopter of new truck power technology with early production reservations for Tesla electric trucks as well as Nikola fuel cell and battery electric vehicles and electric trucks from other makers.