This is a press release.
Autonomous Vehicle Trucking takes another step toward viability.
BYD = Build Your Dreams.
BYD AND EINRIDE SIGN LARGEST-EVER ORDER FOR HEAVY-DUTY BATTERY ELECTRIC TRUCKS OUTSIDE OF ASIA
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (2/22/2022) — BYD announced today that Swedish freight technology company Einride has purchased 200 Class 8 8TT battery-electric day cab trucks for deployment across the United States, the largest-ever order of its kind outside of 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. Saga, Einride’s technology platform that plays the critical role in ensuring electric shipping is efficient and optimized, will power the full fleet of signed BYD vehicles.
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.
Einride is a leading freight technology company providing digital, electric, and autonomous shipping. It was founded in 2016 and became the world’s first company to operate an autonomous, electric freight vehicle on a public road in 2019. Einride´s award-winning technology and products enable users to execute on electrification and automation,
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USian labor, USian supply chains
No wonder UAW and Teamsters are running scared.
There are reports (youtubes!) of Teslas being vandalized and bullied.
I wonder how many electric trucks will be vandalized and bullied?
Especially AV trucks.
ralph owns some BYD.