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BYD Inks Deal for 200 Electric Refuse Trucks in Indaiatuba, Brazil

Following on the heels of a deal for 500 electric refuse trucks in Shenzhen a few days ago, BYD announced another deal for an impressive 200 electric refuse trucks in Indaiatuba, Brazil.

Following on the heels of a deal for 500 electric refuse trucks in Shenzhen a few days ago, BYD announced another deal for an impressive 200 electric refuse trucks in Indaiatuba, Brazil.

Wang Chuanfu, BYD President and Chairman (third from the right), Andre Valente, Corpus President (third from the left), etc. at the ceremony

The deal was made with Corpus Saneamento e Obras Ltd (Corpus), a refuse collection company based in Indaiatuba and represents the largest electric truck deal for BYD in the international market. The electric refuse trucks ordered by Corpus weigh in at 21 metric tons when fully loaded, and the first 20 BYD T8A trucks will be delivered to the Brazilian city of Indaiatuba, São Paulo, in September. The complete order of 200 trucks will be fulfilled over 5 years, with the last trucks in the order arriving in 2023.

“Vehicle emissions and noise pollution are major problems in cities,” said BYD President and Chairman Wang Chuanfu who was present at the ceremony. “BYD’s technology solves these issues while making Brazil an even better place to live.”

The trucks have a range of just over 100 kilometers and can recharge up to 100% in just 3 hours, making them a great fit for the majority of refuse collection routes, with their predictable travel distances and daytime-only operations. If two shifts of operation were required, the 3-hour recharge time allows for time between operating shifts to recharge before a second shift were to start.

“BYD has entered the stage of the commercial application of e-trucks and it can also drive its battery business, which is expected to be independent soon,” electric vehicle analyst Hu Feng of the Shenzhen Gaogong Industry Research Center told China Daily.

BYD electric truck at the Grand Opening of its Lancaster, California factory expansion in October, 2017. Image credit: Kyle Field | CleanTechnica

Strategists are looking hard at BYD’s e-bus segment, which is already garnering orders in the thousands from single transit agencies, but not a lot of attention is being directed toward the e-truck segment. The last few weeks have opened the eyes of many as BYD has signed three large deals for e-trucks that indicate the readiness of global markets to commit to electrifying their fleets with BYD’s products.

Wang Liusheng, Chief Analyst for the automotive industry at CSM Securities, sees the deals as early indicators of a market segment that needs more from BYD before it will grow significantly, noting that, “Sales of e-trucks could bring an additional income to BYD’s current business, but if they want to expand the market, battery energy density and endurance ability need to be further improved.”

We have reached out to BYD for more details on its progress with e-trucks and will update this article if/when we hear back.

Source: China Daily

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