BYD To Open Manufacturing Facilities In Lancaster

Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD said yesterday, along with the City of Lancaster, that BYD is opening up two new manufacturing facilities in the city. BYD, which makes rechargeable batteries and electric vehicles, said it will open up an electric bus manufacturing facility and battery manufacturing facility in the city in the coming months. The company said the facilities will be the first in the United States for the company. BYD set up its U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles back in 2011. BYD says it purchased the former Rexhall Industries recreational vehicle manufacturing facility in Lancaster for its electric bus manufacturing operations; BYD is leveraging both the executive management of Rexhall and its current employees as part of the new factory expansion.