Electric warriors

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Battery bus behemoth BYD is booming. John Lewis reports from China on a global success story 

The scale Chinese electric bus manufacturer BYD (Build Your Dreams) operates at and its ambitions can be illustrated by two figures – the 100,000 cells a day produced by its highly-automated traction battery plant in Kengzi, China, and the massive order for 6,200 buses the company is currently fulfilling.

They are all going into service in China with municipal operator Guangzhou Public Transport. […]

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