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AUG 2014

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51165 Greenfield Pkwy, Middlebury, IN 46540 - T (574) 825-4880, F (574) 825-1750 - P A T E N T 7 , 8 0 2 , 8 0 1 P A T E N T 8 , 3 7 1 , 5 8 9 P A T E N T P E N D I N G Seats up to 37 passengers. technology so much, but we have con- tinued to increase capacity. We believe that by the second half of next year, we can increase capacity another 10% to 15%, which will be great for agencies be- cause they will get a bus with even more range for exactly the same price. YOU RECEIVED AN ORDER FROM L.A. METRO FOR 25 OF YOUR BUSES, NOW THAT YOU'VE COMPLETED ALTOONA TESTING WHAT IS THE STATUS OF THAT DELIVERY? We are moving very deliberately on that order to make sure that every one of the 25 buses we are building are up to Metro's specifications and meet their local con- fguration. We expect to deliver the buses by November. WILL THOSE BUSES BE BUILT AT YOUR NEWLY OPENED PLANT IN LANCASTER? Yes. We actually have two factories in Lancaster: one for the manufacturer of the batteries and the other builds the buses. 62 < m ETRO m AGAZINE AUGUST 2014 transit business BYD President Stella Li (third from left) says BYD hopes to double or possibly triple its business by the end of next year.

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