25 Oct '11, 5pm

BYD Opens Downtown Los Angeles Headquarters - EV World

TOWN LOS ANGELES - A faded car dealership moved into the automotive and green technology future today, as business and political leaders from two continents came together in Downtown Los Angeles. At a morning ceremony at 1800 S. Figueroa St., officials from Shenzen, China-based BYD, along with the mayor of Shenzen Province and other government leaders, teamed with their Los Angeles counterparts to cut the ribbon on the North American headquarters for the company that manufactures electric vehicles, solar power systems, rechargeable batteries and LED lighting. The move will ultimately create approximately 150 management and engineering jobs in Downtown, though there are far fewer now. Chuanfu Wang, the chairman of BYD, said that the Downtown location will be the base of the company's North American fleet sales for electric cars and buses. The facility will also house BYD's ...

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