Global clean energy giant BYD recently began operations at its third plant in Brazil, which is also the South America’s very first factory for lithium iron phosphate batteries, at the Manaus Industrial Zone (PIM).
The manufacturing plant, located in the northern state of Amazonas, is dedicated to the production of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries, and is primarily focused on installing these onto electric bus chassis.
With an initial investment of R$15 million (USD 2.7 million), the factory, covering 5,000 square meters, will foster the electric mobility market in Brazil and allow for future expansions if necessary.
The new plant has a production capacity of up to 18 thousand battery modules per year, and it is expected to deliver 1,000 battery modules by September this year.
Overall, BYD will supply twelve 22-meter articulated buses, which provide quiet, zero emissions operations.BYD is a pioneer in bringing fleets of electric buses to Brazil.
This is a syndicate feed, edited by Clean-Future Team