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BYD Opens San Carlos Service Center

BYD Opens San Carlos Service Center

Known as “The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature” and the world’s leading electric vehicle company, Build Your Dreams (BYD), announced the opening of its newest North American service center in San Carlos, California last week. The expansion adds to the more than $250 million the company has already invested in the North American region.

With its double-bay and warehouse center equipped facility spanning 15,600 square feet, the new service center will provide added support for customers seeking quick access to parts, services, and maintenance for its buses and trucks which include the 30-foot K7M, the 35-foot K9S, 40-foot K9M transit buses, the 23-foot C6 coach, the 35-foot C8 coach, and BYD’s 45-foot double-deck bus, C10MS.

Transportation agencies in BYD’s customer portfolio that will benefit from the service center include agencies such as Marin Transit, Napa Valley Vine Transit, Solano County’s Soltrans, Fresno County’s Rural Transit Agency, Tri Delta Transit, and Monterey-Salinas Transit.

Other industries involved within the company’s robust customer portfolio include global tech companies and universities in the Bay Area and Central California regions.

“With more than 100 BYD buses operating in the Bay Area, BYD wants to make sure our customers receive quick, expert care,” said Bobby Hill, BYD Vice President, Coach & Bus. “BYD is committed to top-quality customer care.”

Tariffs

Auto Tariffs Continue Triggering Concerns

In response to the recent proposed 25 percent auto tariffs on imports in the name of national security, LIBRE Initiative President Daniel Garza released a lengthy statement highlighting his concern for domestic manufacturers and consumers paying the ultimate price if imposed.

“Tariffs are taxes that hurt consumers. Tariffs on imported cars will increase the cost of those autos, but that would be followed by domestic manufacturers increasing their prices as well – a process we recently saw happen after tariffs were imposed on imported washing machines.”

“These tariffs could also hurt domestic car makers by increasing the costs of parts they use in manufacturing. In the end, families will not be able to avoid paying higher prices for these products, and many people will feel the impact of higher costs.”

“Tariffs like these hurt consumers, and they hurt our economy. We encourage the White House to work to eliminate all tariffs, across the board. Imposing these new taxes now would only hurt the economy and hurt Americans.”

The LIBRE Initiative, established in 2011, is a Texas-based non-partisan, non-profit grassroots organization with a vision to support and educate the Hispanic community with tools for success.

Source: LIBRE Initiative