Roadside Support for EV Trucks – BYD and Cox Automotive Team Up
Hey there, trucking enthusiasts! We’ve got some exciting news for you regarding the road to a greener future in the world of heavy-duty trucks. BYD Motors and Cox Automotive have joined forces to provide 24/7 roadside support and a nationwide network of EV-trained service technicians for BYD’s class 6 and class 8 trucks in the United States.
Why is this a big deal, you ask? Well, if we want to see more electric trucks cruising the highways and byways of the U.S., having a reliable network of roadside support is essential. This partnership is the key to making it all happen. Their focus? Major cities like Los Angeles, New York, New Jersey, Chicago, and Atlanta. They aim to make the transition to battery-electric heavy-duty trucks smoother and more accessible.
Audrey Li, BYD’s Vice President of Operations, is pretty stoked about this collaboration. She mentioned, “This agreement with a nationally respected fleet services leader in Cox Automotive bolsters the confidence of our customers and gives new customers assurance their service needs will be addressed by the top professionals in the business. We’re very excited by this announcement.”
And over at Cox Automotive, Kevin Clark, Assistant Vice President of Vehicle Operations, Cox Automotive Fleet Services, added, “Cox Automotive is driven to lead America’s fleet industry in the electric vehicle transformation, working alongside innovative companies like BYD Motors with a shared mission to create a more sustainable fleet future. Our trusted and skilled EV technicians keep America moving safely and efficiently.”
Now, a bit of background: BYD has deployed over 85,000 heavy-duty battery electric vehicles globally, including more than 25,000 trucks. In the U.S., they’ve got more than 500 of these trucks already in action, coast to coast. As for Cox Automotive Fleet Services, they’re operating from nearly 40 locations in the U.S., boasting a team of over 1,400 elite technicians, including the nation’s largest 24/7 emergency repair and towing service.
So, there you have it – a fantastic partnership between BYD Motors and Cox Automotive, paving the way for a brighter, more sustainable future on our roads. Stay tuned for more updates on electrifying trucking right here at Mercer Transportation!