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BYD introduces next generation electric trucks

Jason Morgan is the editor of Fleet Equipment. He has more than 15 years of B2B journalism experience covering the likes of trucking and construction equipment, real estate, movies and craft beer industries.


BYD unveiled two battery-electric heavy-duty trucks, the Gen3 8TT and 6F vehicles. The company says that the upgraded cabs offer improved aerodynamics and energy efficiency and come standard with advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS).

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The 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 on a charge. Gen 3 8TT is capable of performing drayage, regional haul, and distribution work, BYD noted. The 6F can perform regional haul and distribution work. It can also be equipped with a body for refuse collection.



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