BYD Sells 21 Pure Electric Big Rigs to Anheuser-Busch

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Big things are brewing for BYD at one of the world’s biggest brewers.

Chinese battery and vehicle maker BYD has delivered 21 zero-emission BYD Class 8 electric trucks Anheuser-Busch.

BYD notes that this is the largest deployment of its kind in North America.

According to BYD, the environmental benefits for the 21 trucks in the aggregate
will prevent: ~462 metric tons of GHG per year, and ~732.9 lbs of NOx per year, as compared to diesel trucks.

BYD and Berkshire Hathaway

In 2008, Berkshire Hathaway bet on BYD’s potential, purchasing 225 million shares. It’s an investment that has paid off handsomely. Berkshire’s original investment of $230 million has grown in value almost ten-fold, and is now worth roughly $1.96 billion.

For More on BYD, read the Special Report: BYD, Berkshire’s Tesla.

© 2019 David Mazor

Disclosure: David Mazor is a freelance writer focusing on Berkshire Hathaway. The author is long in Berkshire Hathaway, and this article is not a recommendation on whether to buy or sell the stock. The information contained in this article should not be construed as personalized or individualized investment advice. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.

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