BYD Introduces Two New Electric Truck Models

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The Gen3 8TT (right) and 6F. (BYD Motors Inc.)

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LONG BEACH, Calif. — BYD North America announced two battery-electric heavy-duty trucks, the Gen3 8TT and 6F, featuring cabs styled by Wolfgang Josef Egger, the renowned former Audi chief designer.

The trucks come standard with advanced driver-assistance systems and an electronic parking brake system, are equipped with keyless entry and push-to-start functions, and have up to 185kW CCS1 (Combined Charging System, with a combo 1 connector) charging capability. The extended range version of the 8TT and 6F offer up to 200 miles on a charge.

The Gen 3 8TT is capable of performing drayage, regional haul and distribution work.

The 6F can perform regional haul and distribution work. It can also be equipped with a body for refuse collection, according to the Los Angeles-based company whose parent company, BYD Co., is based in China. BYD stands for Build Your Dreams.

“We listen to our customers and their drivers to ensure we provide the features and performance they need to get a job done,” Stella Li, president of BYD North America, said in a release. “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 describes itself as the world’s leading electric vehicle company with technology for cars, buses, trucks, forklifts and rail systems. 

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