BYD Takes “Supplier of the Year” Award
Anheuser-Busch confirmed in an announcement this week that the leading electric vehicle provider, BYD (Build Your Dreams) is the official 2020 winner for its “Supplier of the Year” award at this year’s Eclipse Sustainability Summit.
BYD’s 8TT battery-electric heavy-duty trucks were cited as the main driver behind the recognition; however, BYD along with other sustainability-conscious partners including Nikola have been named as official network suppliers dedicated to supporting eco-friendly operations. The 8TT boasts enough energy to work an entire day with zero emissions and a weight rating of 105,000 pounds, air suspension, and CCS1 Charging up to 120kW DC.
As part of Anheuser-Busch’s mission to further advances in sustainable operations, the Eclipse collaboration platform was launched in 2019 to link arms with its partners also aiming to maximize best practices. Additionally, the platform continues to lead Anheuser-Busch closer to meeting its US 2020 Sustainability Goals., including reducing carbon emissions across its value chain by 25%
BYD supplies 25 of Anheuser-Busch’s battery-electric trucks at distribution centers in Sylmar, Pomona, Carson, and Oakland, California.
“BYD sincerely thanks Anheuser-Busch for this award, but more importantly for being a truly great partner,” said Aaron Gillmore, BYD Vice President, Electric Trucks. “We all know it is not easy to shift traditional ways of thinking, and the BYD/Anheuser-Busch team has consistently met challenges of environmentally and socially sustainable transport with patience, innovation, and perseverance.”