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Come Ride The World's Largest Battery Electric Vehicle In Long Beach

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Come Ride The World's Largest Battery Electric Vehicle In Long Beach

November 26, 2014

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BYD Motors– an American Manufacturer of battery-electric transit buses, will roll out one of its new extraordinary electric buses in Long Beach, California on December 3, 2014 for an exclusive tour with press and invited local guests.

The 60-foot articulated electric bus can carry 120 passengers and will be driven from BYD's factory in Lancaster, California where it was designed and built to Long Beach for a tour around town, and end with a reception showcasing BYD's ZERO-emissions, all-electric cars and buses. This all-electric bus can go over 170 miles on a single charge (complete in 2 to 3 hours over-night).

BYD is set to deliver the first five of LA METRO's twenty-five 40-foot, 100% Battery Electric transit buses in early January 2015. "METRO is proving that they are one of the nation's leaders in clean public transportation," stated BYD America Vice President Micheal Austin. In addition, BYD has also deployed 13 of their 40-foot electric buses for Stanford University's campus shuttle routes.

While each BYD electric bus eliminates the equivalent emissions of 33 gasoline cars every day -- equivalent to the carbon-dioxide absorbed by 2.77 trees each, Los Angeles METRO will immediately see yearly fuel & maintenance savings of $35,000.00 per bus.

If you would like to be a part of BYD's tour of Long Beach, please RSVP to the address shown and feel free to call with questions. There will be full press availability during the tour with BYD Executives.

ABOUT BYD Motors Inc.:

BYD Motors Inc. is an American manufacturing company and a wholly-owned subsidiary of BYD Company Ltd, the largest domestic auto-manufacturer and electric-bus manufacturer in China. BYD is a publicly traded company, with the Hong Kong listed stock 60% of which is owned by U.S. investors, and Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway as the largest single shareholder at 9.9%.

BYD Motors established its headquarters in downtown Los Angeles in October 2011 and has now hired over 60 Americans to support BYD Electric Bus and Energy Module factories in Lancaster, California. There are over 25 American research and development and sales support personnel at the Los Angeles headquarters. BYD expects to create 100 new jobs by the end of this year, with 200 by the end of 2015.

Justin Ramirez
(213) 703-2558
RSVP and questions:

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About BYD

BYD Company Ltd. is one of China’s largest companies and has successfully expanded globally. Specializing in battery technologies, their green mission to “solve the whole problem” has made them industry pioneers and leaders in several High-tech sectors including High-efficiency Automobiles, Electrified Public Transportation, Environmentally-Friendly Energy Storage, Affordable Solar Power and Information Technology and Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) services.

As the world’s largest manufacturer of rechargeable batteries, their mission to create safer and more environmentally friendly battery technologies has led to the development of the BYD Iron Phosphate (or "Fe") Battery. This fire-safe, completely recyclable and incredibly long-cycle technology has become the core of their clean energy platform that has expanded into automobiles, buses, trucks, utility vehicles and energy storage facilities. BYD and all of their shareholders, including the great American Investor Warren Buffett, see these environmentally and economically forward products as the way of the future.

BYD has made a strong entrance to the North, Central and South American markets with their battery electric buses, and lineup of automobiles. Their mission lies not just in sales growth, but also in sociological integration and local job creation as they have poured incredible investments into developing offices, dealerships and manufacturing facilities in the local communities they now call home, truly a first for Chinese companies. For more information, please visit www.byd.com

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