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BYD to Launch World's First Pure Electric Sanitation Truck Lineup

A grand ceremony was held at the Beijing Convention Center on August 18, 2016 to celebrate the partnership between BYD Company Ltd. and the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group Ltd., and launch the world’s first pure electric sanitation truck lineup – a total of 26 different models – to serve the city’s administration. The Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group is expected to replace 45% of its current diesel fleet for pure electric vehicles before the end of this year, and 100% of the fleet is to be switched to pure electric within 2017. The ceremony marking such a great moment in the Chinese sanitation industry was witnessed by over 400 attendees from the two companies, as well as Beijing Government officials and the media.    

With large-scale and comprehensive capabilities, the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group is the most important sanitation company in Beijing. It is dedicated to providing a broad range of services comprising street sweeping, solid waste transportation and processing, water and air pollution management, consulting and design, vehicle manufacturing, investment and financing, and mining resources development. The company covers the whole industry chain and is one of the most integrated companies in the environment sanitation industry in China.     

The 26 models of pure electric trucks – with load capacities ranging from 1 to 32 tons – will be used as sweeping, garbage, and sprinkling trucks, carrying out multiple tasks including sweeping, collecting, compressing and transporting waste, as well as refrigerated transportation for hazardous waste. The truck lineup will cover all operational processes including collection, transportation and disposal. Amongst the trucks many advantages are low noise, zero emission, efficiency, long driving ranges, and life-time batteries.    

Additionally to the BYD cutting-edge Iron-Phosphate Battery, the lineup is equipped with several other BYD core technologies. For example, the electric integrated axle assembly technology, which smartly combines the driving motor with the automatic gearbox and drive axle, largely improving transmission efficiency. At the same time, the integrated technology saves extra room for more batteries.   

Another important technology is the use of the independent electric motor to control the fan, and water and fuel pumps. Additionally, an innovative design completely integrates the control systems for both the vehicle’s superstructure and chassis. Another technology is the CAN (Controller Area Network) system, which further improves the vehicle’s reliability. The vehicle body is made of lightweight aluminum alloy which decreases the weight and extends both driving range and life span. The truck is equipped with cameras that grant a 360° view, so that the driver can monitor the whole operational process. The truck features GPS, which renders the vehicle traceable in case of emergency. Furthermore, with its Vehicle to Vehicle (V2V) feature, the truck can be used as a charging unit to serve other trucks in need of charging. Moreover, the issue of “range anxiety” is tackled because the vehicles can be fully charged in 2 to 3 hours for a driving range up to 400 km or 8 hours’ heavy-duty operation.    

The lineup’s environmental benefits are also outstanding. Diesel powered trucks have emitted gargantuan amounts of hazardous waste gases in the past years. On February 24, 2016, the State Council demanded that larger fleets of electric sanitation and logistics trucks be adopted, but BYD and the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group had already taken action – after setting up a joint venture dedicated to manufacturing pure electric sanitation trucks in August 2015.    

Additionally to the unquestionable environmental benefits, the truck’s economic benefits are obvious as well: the operational cost of an 8-ton pure electric loading truck is almost half of that of its diesel counterpart.    

In September last year, a fleet of 22 BYD T8 pure electric 16-ton sweeping trucks prepared the way for the Tiananmen Square Parade celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the end of World War II, demonstrating China’s top green technologies and leading manufacturing capabilities to the world. After the ceremony, the 22 trucks  kept on serving the city of Beijing. These trucks are estimated to eliminate around 80-ton of carbon emissions each year. The noise level of these electric trucks, as compared with their diesel counterparts, is 10dB lower and their quality has been well proved in their commercial operation.    

About BYD

Backed by state-of-the-art new energy technologies and a broad electric sanitation truck lineup, BYD and the Beijing Environmental Sanitation Engineering Group will deepen their co-operation in the near future and work together not only to improve the air quality in Beijing and adjacent areas, but also to push the entire sanitation industry to upgrade and reach higher levels of industrial development.      About BYD    Since its inception in 1995 in Shenzhen, China, BYD Company Ltd. quickly grew into a green-tech giant and relentless advocate of sustainable development, as well as a pioneer in successfully expanding its New Energy solutions globally. Specializing in battery technologies, its sustainability mission to create a Zero Emission Energy Ecosystem – comprising affordable solar power generation, reliable energy storage and cutting-edge electrified transportation – has made the company an industry leader in the energy and technology sectors.    

BYD is the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, and its quest for creating safer and more environmentally friendly battery technologies led to the development of its proprietary Iron-Phosphate Battery – a long-cycle, lengthened lifespan, fire-safe and completely recyclable battery – that has become the core of its clean energy platform, extending into comprehensive ground transportation and energy storage solutions. BYD and its shareholders – among them notable American investor Warren Buffett – see sustainable development through technological advancement in products and solutions as the only way into the future.   

BYD’s efforts, perseverance, social responsibility and accomplishments in sustainability have garnered widespread global recognition. 2015 was a year of outstanding achievements for the company: five years after they were first introduced, its Electrified Public Transportation solutions – with pure electric taxis and buses now running in more than 190 cities worldwide – have accumulated hundreds of millions of kilometers, representing colossal cuts in fossil fuel usage, thus preventing over 240 million tons of carbon from being released into the atmosphere. BYD also closed 2015 as the world’s largest New Energy automaker. In 2016, the company was granted the Large Corporation Award of the Zayed Future Energy Prize for its solid contribution to sustainable development in the energy sector. For more information, please visit us at or . 

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