BYD Mexico delivered 20 21-ton electric trucks to the Mexican beer company Grupo Modelo. This is the largest pure electric logistics truck fleet in Latin America. As a matter of fact, BYD is particularly active in the Americas, after the delivery of five electric refuse trucks to Jersey City. The vehicles addressed to Mexico feature BYD’s lithium ion phosphate battery.
«We hope for an electric logistics truck fleet consisting of 500 trucks in the next two years. By 2022, we will have another order for 30 electric trucks and 20 electric forklifts. Purchasing the electric heavy-duty trucks from BYD is part of our strategy. We also became the first company to possess a 100% electric heavy-duty fleet in Mexico. Compared with diesel trucks, electric models can greatly reduce carbon emissions and benefit the environment», said Rodrigo Albuquerque, Executive Director of Logistics of Grupo Modelo.
The largest electric logistics truck fleet in Latin America
Zou Zhou, Country Manager of BYD Mexico, added: «Mexico has considerable advantages in traditional automobile manufacturing. BYD is going to launch about 200 electric trucks in Mexico in 2022. The 20 trucks delivered this time represent the largest electric logistics truck fleet in Latin America, successfully filling the new energy logistics gap in Mexico by bringing green power to the local logistics and transportation industry. It is also consistent with the sustainable concepts proposed by the Mexican transportation industry».