BYD Motors Inc. is supplying 11 zero-emission battery electric trucks to SF Goodwill for use in the San Francisco region collecting and transporting donations.
The 10 delivery trucks and one refuse truck will be assembled at BYD Motors’ facility in Lancaster.
SF Goodwill, which serves San Francisco, San Mateo and Marin counties, will use the delivery trucks for collections and to transport donations among its stores and drop off locations and the refuse truck as a debris hauler for transporting unsold collections to reuse and recycling centers.
“This deployment with Goodwill for BYD electric trucks will show the skeptics that zero emission technology is reliable and ready for wide-scale use in medium- and heavy-duty trucking applications,” Stella Li, president of BYD Motors, said in a statement.
The project is funded through California’s cap-and-trade program, with matching funds from the Bay Area Air Quality Management District and an in-kind match from SF Goodwill.
BYD Motors is the U.S. subsidiary of Chinese electric vehicle and battery manufacturer BYD Co. Ltd. Its Lancaster facility opened in 2013 and now employs more than 400 workers.