BYD North America President to Speak at Mayors Conference
Stella Li, BYD North America President, will address members of the Energy Committee at the US Conference of Mayors in Honolulu on Saturday afternoon.
The 87th Annual Meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors begins Friday June 28 and runs through Monday July 1. BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is the world's leading electric vehicle company with proven innovative technology for cars, buses, trucks, forklifts, and rail systems.
Ms. Li will speak about solving unprecedented challenges with Clean Energy.
"Our cities face historic challenges including global climate change, rapidly escalating energy costs and unprecedented housing shortages," she said. "There is a need for clean energy solutions, well-paying local jobs and affordable/livable communities. BYD's commitment to technology and innovation offers solutions for combating climate change and creating new and good-paying jobs."
Headquartered in Los Angeles, BYD is the world's largest manufacturer of zero-emission battery electric vehicles. Its Lancaster, Calif. manufacturing plant employs 750 members of the SMART, Local 105 Labor Union. The plant has produced and delivered more than 315 buses to communities throughout the United States. A unique Community Benefits Agreement with Jobs to Move America supports workforce development and innovative training programs for veterans, women, and those seeking a second chance. Since the factory opened, Lancaster has seen measurable gains in employment.
BYD buses exceed Buy America requirements. Its manufacturing plant is ISO 9001 certified.
"We are honored to be able to participate in this conference that showcases the best practices, and highlights the brightest personalities who manage complex modern communities in the 21st Century," Li said.
The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature™, BYD, which stands for Build Your Dreams, is the world's leading electric vehicle company with proven innovative technology for cars, buses, trucks, forklifts, and rail systems – like SkyRail. BYD is dedicated to creating a truly zero-emission ecosystem offering technology for solar electricity generation, energy storage to save that electricity, and battery electric vehicles powered by that clean energy. BYD has 240,000 employees across the globe, including nearly 1,000 in North America. For more information, please visit en.byd.com.
BYD Media Contact: Jim Skeen/Media Relations Specialist