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BYD Honors Four U.S. Transit Customers as Members of the First “1 Million Zero-Emission Mile Club”


Los Angeles, CA, December 31, 2020 --(PR.com)-- BYD (Build Your Dreams) announced Tuesday that four U.S. transit services are the inaugural members of the BYD “Million Mile Club” each logging over 1 million service miles with their fleets of zero-emission BYD battery electric buses.

BYD buses have achieved more than 15 million emission-free miles in revenue service throughout the United States. With more than 1,000 BYD battery-electric buses built or ordered for U.S. customers, the 1 Million Mile Club will quickly grow and members will reach new milestones while America does the work to “Build Back Better.”

Every American-built zero-emission BYD bus eliminates approximately 1,690 tons of CO2 over its 12-year lifespan, according to the U.S. Transportation Department. BYD buses exceed all the requirements of the Buy America Program

“BYD applauds this exemplary group for working on behalf of the health of their communities, creating cleaner air and enhancing service for their riders in safe and reliable U.S.-made buses,” BYD Vice President Patrick Duan said announcing the first class of award winners. “Congratulations.”

Each winner will receive a plaque commemorating their record-setting achievement and membership in the prestigious Million Mile Club. The four transit services that have logged over 1 million miles of operations with reliable and safe BYD buses are:

Antelope Valley Transit Authority (3.4 million zero-emission miles), which serves northern Los Angeles County, was one of the first transit agencies to make the decision to go 100% battery-electric. AVTA has already converted its transit fleet to battery-electric technology and is in the process of converting its commuter bus fleet.

Stanford University (2.5 million zero-emission miles), began using BYD buses in 2014 on its free Marguerite Shuttle service, offered to students, faculty, staff, and the general public to get around campus and to off-campus locations such as shopping and medical services. Stanford continues to expand its zero-emission fleet.

IndyGo (1.7 million zero-emission miles), which serves Indianapolis and surrounding areas, started operations of its rapid Red Line bus service in 2019 with battery-electric buses, increasing convenience, frequency, and reliability for residents of the community.

Denver RTD (1.3 million zero-emission miles), bought BYD buses in 2016 for the city’s free 16th Street Mall service. BYD buses quietly transported passengers to restaurants, shops, theatre, galleries, tourist attractions, and businesses up and down the tree-lined mall.

About BYD

The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature™, BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is the world’s leading electric vehicle company with proven innovative technology for cars, buses, trucks, forklifts, and rail systems – like SkyRail. BYD is dedicated to creating a “total solution” with its zero-emission ecosystem offering technology for solar electricity generation, energy storage to save that electricity, and battery-electric vehicles powered by that clean energy.

BYD has 220,000 employees across the globe, including nearly 1,000 in North America. Globally, BYD has committed to corporate social responsibility, deeply monitoring our supply chain in terms of human rights, environmental safety, hazardous substance control and intellectual property rights. We only select suppliers who share our commitment to just labor practices, human rights standards and the environment.

For more information, please visit https://en.byd.com/ or follow BYD on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Contact: Jim Skeen/media relations specialist at jim.skeen@byd.com/661-436-0513
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