2023 BYD Electric Truck – BYD has announced the largest all-electric truck order outside of Asia. Einride, a Swedish freight technology company, placed the order in the US. There will be 200 Class 8 BYD 8TT day cab trucks that are battery-electric and can be used over the next twelve months, starting in February.
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All the vehicles will be built in Lancaster, California by BYD, which also produces electric buses. Most of the trucks will be third-generation versions, as revealed in Fall 2023.
According to the press release, BYD 8TT will come with a 563 kWh (LFP), and have a range of up 200 miles. The fast-charging power peak at 185 kW (CCS1 connection). This order is a huge win for BYD. They have sold more than 200 trucks in the US, and more than 10,000 worldwide (mostly in China).
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Einride was founded several years ago to develop autonomous trucks (TPod) without the driver’s cabin. These were first demonstrated in 2022 and 2023. The company has evolved over the years and now relies on electric vehicles. Its “technology platform” is more important for fleets. The technology for autonomous driving is still in development.