Anheuser-Busch To Deploy 21 BYD Electric Trucks In California

It is so far the largest Class 8 electric truck deployment in North America.

Anheuser-Busch will be deploying 21 all-electric Class 8 trucks at four of its distribution facilities across southern California: Sylmar, Riverside, Pomona, and Carson, as part of the Zero Emission Beverage Handling and Distribution at Scale project to “showcase economically and environmentally sustainable warehousing and distribution technology”.

Other participants in the project are BYD, which will supply the trucks, the Center for Transportation and the Environment (CTE), and ENGIE Services U.S. (ENGIE).

Anheuser-Busch was already featured on InsideEVs by the way of pre-ordering 40 Tesla Semis in 2017 and up to 800 hydrogen fuel cell trucks from Nikola.

As Tesla and Nikola are not yet ready to deliver the products, while Daimler Trucks just started pilot deliveries for tests, BYD is happy to deliver she econd-generation 8TT Class 8 electric trucks.

“As part of the initial validation, Anheuser-Buschput the BYD 8TT through extensive testing on range, acceleration, gradeability, charging speed, and more. The truckexceeded the requirements of Anheuser-Busch and received enthusiastic feedback from drivers, clearing the path to this large-scale deployment.”

“The project includes equipment testing, a one-year demonstration period, data collection, and associated reporting. CTE anticipates the trucks to begin operation near the end of 2019 with full project completion in early 2021.”

John Gerra, BYD Director of Business Development, Electric Trucks said:

“We’re honored to be part of this major milestone demonstrating the operational, economic, and environmental sustainability benefits of our zero-emission trucks. BYD trucks areoutthere right now working hard every day throughout California.”

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