BYD opens first lithium battery factory in Brazil

BYD opens first lithium battery factory in Brazil

On August 26, BYD, a Chinese manufacturer of automobiles, battery-powered bicycles, buses, forklifts, solar panels, rechargeable batteries, announced that it started operating its first factory dedicated to the production of lithium iron phosphate batteries, initially aimed at electric buses manufactured in Campinas.

The expansion of BYD’s third factory in Brazil covers an area of ​​5,000 square meters in the Industrial Pole of Manaus, an investment of R $15 million (USD 2, 78 Million) for a production capacity of one thousand batteries per year.

The initial quantity projected to be delivered by November is 272 lithium iron phosphate batteries.

The factory is automated and robotized. Tyler Li, president BYD Brazil indicated that 28 batteries are produced every two days.

The city of São José dos Campos, located in the interior of São Paulo, will be the first to benefit from batteries produced in Brazil. Altogether, BYD will supply 12 22-meter articulated buses, with zero-emission of pollutants and without noise.

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Arnaud Lefevre is the Chief Executive Officer of Dynatom International. Arnaud is in charge of the international development of the business portfolio.