BYD reveals new electric trucks at ACT Expo in California

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 04 Sep 2021


BYD has unveiled two battery-electric heavy-duty trucks – the Gen3 8TT and 6F – vehicles at the ACT Expo in Long Beach, California.

The Gen 3 8TT and 6F feature cabs styled by Wolfgang Josef Egger, the renowned former Audi chief designer. The cabs offer improved aerodynamics and energy efficiency. The trucks come standard with Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS), making driving easier and safer.

The BYD trucks are equipped with an electronic parking Brake system, offer keyless entry and push to start functions, and have up to 185kW CCS1 charging capability. The extended range versions of the 8TT and 6F offer a range of up to 200 miles / 320 kilometres on a single charge.

BYD says the Gen 3 8TT is a versatile vehicle, 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.

“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, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, is the leader in battery-electric truck deployments with more than 8,000 trucks in service around the world and over 200 in service across the United States.