BYD is exhibiting at ACT Expo, the international conference addressed to advanced clean technology in the field of commercial vehicles. The exhibition will last until today, September 2nd, in Long Beach, California. Over there, the global truck and bus manufacturer BYD has introduced two battery-electric heavy-duty trucks, namely the Gen3 8TT and 6F vehicles that, according to the Group, «combine performance, reliability, and driver comfort into stylish designs».
The cabs of the two trucks have been designed by the renowned former Audi chief designer, Wolfgang Josef Egger, and offer improved aerodynamics and energy efficiency. Besides, the trucks come standard with Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), making driving easier and safer.
Some technical info about the BYD trucks presented ay ACT Expo
The trucks are equipped with an Electronic Parking Brake system, offer keyless entry and push to start functions, and have up to 185kW CCS1 charging capability. The extended range version of the 8TT and 6F offer a range of up to 200 miles on a charge. The Gen 3 8TT is a versatile vehicle, capable of performing drayage, regional haul, and distribution work. The 6F can perform regional haul and distribution work. It can also be equipped with a body for refuse collection. BYD has currently more than 8,000 trucks in service around the world and over 200 in service across the United States.
«We listen to our customers and their drivers to ensure we provide the features and performance they need to get a job done», said Stella Li, President of BYD North America. «With our next generation 6F and 8TT, we’re making history by setting a new standard for driver comfort and safety in an electric vehicle».