BYD unveiled two new battery-electric heavy-duty trucks at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, California, the Gen3 8TT and 6F. The 8TT is suited for drayage, regional haul, and distribution work, while the 6F can handle regional haul and distribution work. It can also be equipped with a body for refuse collection.
The Gen 3 8TT and 6F feature cabs styled by Wolfgang Josef Egger, a former Audi chief designer. The cabs offer improved aerodynamics and energy efficiency, according to the manufacturer.
The truck come standard with advanced driver assistance systems, are equipped with an electronic parking brake system, offer keyless entry and push to start functions, and have up to 185 kW CCS1 charging capability.
The extended range versions of the 8TT and 6F offer a range of up to 200 miles on a charge.
“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.”
BYD Electric Trucks operate cleanly and quietly and have significantly fewer moving parts than carbon-burning trucks, the manufacturer noted. With less noise and vibration than conventional vehicles, BYD trucks provide the operator with an improved driving experience and safer work environment, officials said.
BYD, a manufacturer of electric vehicles, has more than 8,000 trucks in service around the world with more than 200 in service across the United States.