Swedish freight technology company Einride has purchased 200 units of Class 8 8TT BYD day cab e-truck. The vehicles, which will be used within the U.S., are part of the largest ever order of BYD battery-electric trucks outside Asia. BYD will begin delivery of the first vehicles, all assembled in Lancaster, California, in February, with all 200 vehicles set to be delivered in waves over the course of the coming twelve months. Einride will utilize the vehicles to grow their global fleet of connected electric vehicles to serve their U.S. customers throughout key transport regions.
BYD: 3rd generation e-truck
The majority of the vehicles will be BYD’s 3rd Generation extend range 8TTs, which feature a cab styled by Wolfgang Josef Egger, the renown former Audi chief designer. The trucks come standard with Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), which includes Automatic Emergency Braking, Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Departure Warning System and Blind Spot Detection, making driving easier and safer. Additionally, the trucks are equipped with 563 kWh iron phosphate battery packs, keyless entry and push-to-start functions, and will have up to 185 kW CCS1 charging capability. The extended range 8TT offers a working range of 200 miles (about 320 km) per charge.
Statements from BYD and Einride
«This historic order will give customers an up-close look at Einride’s industry-transforming intelligent operating system and our safe and reliable zero-emission battery electric trucks», said Patrick Duan, Senior Vice President, BYD North America. «BYD Class 8 electric trucks showcase a strong combination of cutting-edge high tech and durability providing customers with the performance they desire while setting a new gold standard for driver comfort and safety».
«As we continue to expand our U.S. operations and provide our end-to-end shipping solution at scale, having an OEM partner that is able to collaborate with us in delivering best-in-class electric vehicles is imperative», added Niklas Reinedahl, General Manager North America at Einride. «This fleet of vehicles, which will be delivered at an industry leading pace and volume, will allow us to efficiently provide electric, cost-competitive and emissions-free transportation to our customers».