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Electric bus plant to open in Ontario

Build Your Dreams (BYD) is opening their first Canadian assembly plant in Newmarket, ON. The 45,000 sq ft facility will first focus on assembling buses for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).  Will start with 10 electric buses with the option for 30 more.  

It has been reported that the BYD busses can eliminate approximately 10 tons of nitrogen oxides, 350 pounds of diesel particulate matter, and approximately 1,690 tons of CO2 over the 12-year lifecycle of the vehicle.

“We’re proud to establish a home in Canada; it re-affirms our commitment as a company to be rooted in this country and in this province,” said Ted Dowling, Vice-President, BYD Canada. “We look forward to creating new partnerships across the nation.”

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Source: Newmarket Today