BYD (Build Your Dreams) delivered an 8Y terminal tractor last month to New York’s leading beer and beverage wholesaler, Manhattan Beer Distributors. This is the first electric terminal tractor in the company’s fleet of over 355 trucks, which are hard at work delivering its products to New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley.
The 8Y BYD terminal tractor is equipped with the industry’s safest, longest lasting and most reliable battery systems in the world. Designed and built as an integrated system, the 8Y terminal tractor has the highest level of performance and endurance. Milea Truck Sales and Leasing, a BYD truck dealer, helped deliver this truck which can provide 22 to 26 hours of consecutive operation.
“BYD applauds Manhattan Beer Distributors for their dedication to improving the quality of life in their community by switching to clean energy vehicles” shared BYD Senior Vice President Patrick Duan. “Manhattan Beer’s green initiatives truly show their commitment to helping the environment, and BYD is happy to work with a company so eager to make a difference.”
Manhattan Beer Distributors has emphasized the importance of alternative fuel solutions for over two decades in order to improve air quality for its communities and minimize its environmental footprint. Manhattan Beer’s green initiatives can be seen throughout several areas of its business, expanding beyond their electrified fleets into recycling operations and solar panel investments.
“We’re excited to partner with BYD and NYSERDA to electrify our yard tractor as part of our continued efforts to increase the use of sustainable fuels throughout our entire operation,” said Juan Corcino, Senior Director of Fleet and Sustainability at Manhattan Beer Distributors.
BYD trucks are assembled by members of the Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transit (SMART) worker’s union, Local 105, in BYD’s manufacturing facility located in Lancaster, CA.