BYD has been doing business in the United States for more than 10 years and on October 6, Wang Chuanfu, chairman of BYD Group, came to Lancaster, a desert town in southern California, to attend the completion ceremony of Phase III expansion of BYD's North American factory, which is the first US-owned wholly-owned subsidiary of China Bus factory
BYD, founded in 1995, has spent many years in the field of new energy. Its business scope has expanded from the initial rechargeable battery to the four major fields of electronics, automotive, new energy and rail transit.
Global new energy vehicle market share
Lancaster City, this pure electric bus factory, covering nearly 41,000 square meters, is the largest North American electric bus factory.
Since 2013, BYD has invested about 230 million US dollars in the U.S. electric bus market, covering more than 30 states from east to west in the United States, accounting for more than 80% of the total U.S. electric bus market.
Kevin McCarthy, the House Majority Leader, said: "I'm proud to have tech companies such as BYD able to locate Lancaster, which have helped transform the bus fleet in Lancaster, California and the United States as well as creating Get more jobs.
Garemo García, a local resident and BYD's Lancaster factory, said: "I started as a factory worker with just seven people and I was the second one to start employment in 2011. At that time, the Lancaster economy was declining, Many people can not find a job, and today, the factory has more than 700 employees, many of my friends are here, it is said to have to increase to 1,500 next year. 'Now Garcia is already a team of more than 50 people Middle manager.
In addition to new technologies and employment opportunities, BYD has also promoted the implementation of local environmental protection policies.Like Li, President of North American Branch, said: "The successful operation of BYD has won the attention of professional bodies such as the California Energy Commission and the California Air Resources Board, Possibility and feasibility of early completion of the indicator. '
In 2016, the sales volume of BYD's new energy passenger cars exceeded 100,000 units, up by 62% over the same period of last year, and Mercedes-Benz was operating in more than 200 cities in over 50 countries and regions on six continents except Antarctica. As of the end of last year, The automotive market share climbed to about 13%, reelected the world's first sales.
The number of patents worldwide
'Only by sticking to technology first and talent first can we make the best in the world.' This is BYD's credo.
BYD entered the automotive industry in 2003. In just over a decade, BYD has grown from a latecomer to a global leader in pioneering technology that has revolutionized the way technology is king. The core things, batteries, motors, electric control technology is a global leader. Without leading technology, can not do the world's first. 'Wang Chuanfu said,' I am a 'technology man', first engineers, and then is the business Strong technical innovation makes us look farther and deeper than others when formulating strategies.
At BYD, BYD has always embraced technology first and talent first.In 2017, BYD recruited more than 3,000 fresh graduates and has enrolled 35,000 in 10 years, which is equivalent to providing more than half of graduating university graduates in the automotive industry These graduates, a large part of the technical staff.As of now, BYD has 220,000 employees, of which more than 20,000 technicians, the proportion of the total number of up to 10%.
BYD's R & D capabilities continue to improve, the global patent rapid growth as of the end of 2016, BYD global cumulative patent applications more than 18,000 patents, of which have been granted more than 12,000 patents, in addition, many times also won the national Level patented awards, of which hybrid patented technology won the 17th China Patent Gold Award, becoming the first in the new energy sector has won the honor of the car manufacturers.
See BYD rapid development in the field of new energy vehicles, the world's leading car brand Daimler Group handed over the olive branch. The two sides set up a joint venture to jointly develop electric vehicles and electric cars to create high-end brand 'Teng potential'.
In view of the huge business opportunities in urban rail transit, BYD has set up a R & D team of more than 1,000 people and spent 5 years accumulating a total of 5 billion yuan to successfully develop the first straddle type monorail - cloud track in China with completely independent intellectual property rights.
At present, BYD Cloud Track put into operation in Yinchuan City, opened three days to transport more than 170,000 passengers, the scene line up over 100 meters.
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A new energy vehicles to reduce emissions
Recently, Fortune announced the list of 'Most Admired Companies in China 2017', with BYD ranking the fifth place in the automotive industry. This "top soft-power list" is not only because of BYD's strong Technological innovation is even more a tribute to its global ecological contribution.
An e6 electric taxi serving in May 2010, with a total mileage of 978,000 kilometers, saved about 98,000 liters of gasoline and reduced carbon emissions by 220,000 kilograms, equivalent to planting 18,000 trees.
'This statistic is only one of the electric taxis put on by BYD, in fact, there are over 10,000 electric taxis in BYD and more than 15,000 electric buses in Shenzhen alone. Expanding into the global market, the total amount of emission reductions Far more than this figure. 'Fang Lei, manager of brand communication, said BYD first proposed' urban bus electrification 'solution has now risen to China's national strategy to promote in major cities, which will inevitably reduce the air Pollution.
On September 12, UNEP and BYD signed the "Global Cooperation Agreement on Air Quality and Electric Mobility" in Beijing.
Eric Solheim, UN Under-Secretary General and UNEP Executive Director, said: "BYD is very honored to be able to work with BYD in the field of new energy, especially in the field of electric mobility, with advanced strategies and sound solutions."
'Building a green transportation solution that removes the pain points of pollution and congestion in these two metropolitan areas and contributes to global ecological security is what aspires to BYD,' said Wang Chuanfu.