Battery-electric bus and truck manufacturer BYD delivered an 8Y electric terminal tractor last month to New York beer and beverage wholesaler Manhattan Beer Distributors. This is the first electric terminal tractor in the company’s fleet of about 355 trucks, that deliver products to New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley.
Milea Truck Sales and Leasing, a BYD truck dealer, helped deliver the 8Y terminal tractor, which can provide 22-26 hours of consecutive operation.
“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,” said BYD Senior Vice President Patrick Duan in a statement.
Manhattan Beer Distributors has emphasized the importance of alternative fuel solutions to minimize its environmental footprint. its 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 [New York State Energy Research and Development Authority] to electrify our yard tractor as part of our continued efforts to increase the use of sustainable fuels throughout our entire operation,” added Juan Corcino, senior director of fleet and sustainability at Manhattan Beer Distributors.
BYD trucks are assembled at BYD’s manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California.