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BYD to build 48 LiFePO modules a day at new battery factory in Brazil

Thu, 09/03/2020 - 12:12 -- Paul Crompton

Chinese battery maker BYD has commissioned its latest battery plant in Brazil to produce lithium iron phosphate battery modules to supply the country’s electric bus market.

The manufacturing plant, at the Manaus Industrial Zone (PIM) in the northern state of Amazonas, is primarily focused on installing the modules into electric bus chassis. 

The R$15 million ($2.7 million) factory covers 5,000 square meters and has a production capacity of up to 18 thousand battery modules per year— it expects to deliver 1,000 battery modules this month alone.

The highly automated and robotic plant is producing 48 battery modules each day.

Tyler Li, country manager of BYD Brazil, said: “Our proposal is to popularise and facilitate the electrification of mobility and equipment in the country.”

The city of São José dos Campos, located in São Paulo state in the country's south, will be the first to benefit from the plant. Overall, BYD will supply twelve, 22-meter articulated buses.

BYD opened its first plant in Brazil during 2015 to produce electric buses, as well as selling electric vehicles and forklifts in Campinas, also located in São Paulo state. 

Valence secures lithium battery order for UK electric buses

Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:07 -- Laura Varriale
Optare electric buses

UK-based bus manufacturer Optare has selected US battery maker Valence Technology’s (Valence) lithium batteries for the integration in electric buses.

Optare will install the lithium iron phosphate battery units in 45 buses for bus services in Nottingham, UK. The U-Charge battery series comes in standard Battery Council International sizes.

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Irizar introduces sodium-nickel battery-powered electric bus

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:25 -- Laura Varriale

Spain's Irizar Group has launched a sodium-nickel battery-powered electric city bus to be used in San Sebastian, Spain.

The 99% recyclable sodium-nickel battery pack has a capacity of 376kWh. The electric bus i2e is designed to have a range of up to 250 kilometres (155 miles) with a single charge. According to Irizar, five hours of charging guarantee 14h to 16h of driving with an average speed of 17km/h in city traffic.

 
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BYD sells 1200 E-buses to Dalian, China

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 11:57 -- Ruth Williams
BYD has supplied electric buses around the world

BYD (Build Your Dreams) electric vehicle and battery supplier has secured a deal to supply 1200 zero-emission, electric buses to the northern Chinese city of Dalian.

The city’s municipal government has agreed to purchase 600 in 2014 and a further 600 in 2015. The deal coincides with BYD announcing it is opening a production facility in Dalian to supply the north of China.

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