BYD Delivering 120 Electrical Semi Vehicles In 2022

The Tesla vs. BYD race continues to be on, and BYD is surging ahead within the electrical semi truck class.

A decade or so in the past, I recall lots of debates about who was approaching the EV revolution greatest, Tesla or BYD. Or who was main the EV revolution, Tesla or BYD. In fact, some folks had been completely satisfied to say “each!” A decade later, we’re type of in the identical boat — it’s simply gotten a LOT greater. Tesla sells barely extra full electrical automobiles & SUVs than BYD, however BYD has been getting near Tesla on that and sells way more plugin autos general, however Tesla makes ~11 occasions extra revenue. Tesla’s obtained a giant order backlog, however BYD has a a lot greater order backlog. However that’s all outdated information — the brand new information is within the electrical semi truck class.

Just some days in the past, Elon Musk tweeted and we reported that Tesla would ship its first Semi to PepsiCo on December 1st. There’s phrase that it’s going to then be producing 5 Semis/week for the remainder of 2022, however I haven’t seen an official assertion from Tesla (or tweet from Elon) on this.

BYD, in the meantime, simply introduced (3 days later) that it has already delivered the primary 5 items of its new electrical semi truck (aka semitrailer tractor). The 5 items of the semi truck, known as the Q3MA, had been delivered by BYD Mexico to transportation firm Marva in Puebla, Mexico. The large shocker, although — which you already noticed within the headline to this piece — is that BYD plans to ship 120 absolutely electrical semi vehicles to clients inside 2022.

Geared up with the world’s main lithium iron phosphate battery and the built-in electrical drive axle independently developed by BYD, the Q3MA options intense energy and an extended vary,” BYD wrote. “With a curb weight of 12 tons and a most allowable complete traction mass of 35 tons, it’s broadly utilized in ports, industrial parks, and short- and medium-distance intercity logistics transportation. Adhering to the precept of ‘excessive effectivity, power conservation, and environmental safety’, the Q3MA will enormously profit the native space when it comes to sustainable growth, due to its new power applied sciences that are emission-free and pollution-free.”

Miguel Ángel Martínez, CEO of Marva, added: “This pure electrical semitrailer tractor fleet will assist to scale back carbon emissions round 33,000 tons per 12 months, making a cleaner and extra environmentally pleasant transportation {industry}. We’re able to proceed our cooperation with the world’s main NEV producer BYD and transfer ahead alongside the inexperienced street collectively.”

“This fleet of 120 BYD pure electrical tractors might be operated below the collaboration of Ingredient Fleet Administration, an industry-leading fleet administration firm, and ENEL X, a renewable power firm,” stated Zou Zhou, Nation Supervisor of BYD Mexico. “BYD will be a part of fingers with Marva and different excellent companions to advertise the transition to wash transportation in Mexico.”

With such a giant and fast launch of its electrical semi truck (120 vehicles), one can think about BYD hitting the market in excessive volumes. We’ll see.

Featured picture courtesy of BYD.


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