BYD named second most innovative energy company by Fast Company

Updated 2018-02-25 12:21:04 Xinhua

Chinese carmaker and electric vehicle upcomer BYD has been named by Fast Company as one of its Top 10 Most Innovative Companies for Energy.

BYD ranked No. 2 for its pioneering endeavors in introducing the first electric trucks in its hometown Shenzhen.

Short for "Build Your Dreams," BYD followed US company Green Mountain Power which topped the list "for helping customers go off the grid," according to list compiled by American business magazine Fast Company.

"The biggest electric vehicle manufacturer in the world isn't Tesla, but the Chinese company BYD. The company began as a battery manufacturer – and that expertise led it to electric cars and trucks, which depend on battery cost and performance," the comments of the list read.

"This year's list is an inspiring and insightful window into how many companies have embraced innovation and are working to make meaningful change," said Fast Company Deputy Editor David Lidsky, who oversaw the issue with Senior Editor Amy Farley.

"At BYD, we never stop working to transform the world. We strive to create innovative ways to power and move the world with safe and sustainable technology," Stella Li, President of BYD North America, told Xinhua Friday.

"We are honored to be recognized for our contribution worldwide," she said.

BYD, the world's largest manufacturer of battery-electric vehicles for the third year in a row, is also the largest manufacturer of battery-electric buses in North America.

In October, BYD unveiled its expanded battery-electric bus manufacturing facility, North America's largest, in the US city of Lancaster in southern California. This growth will allow BYD to build up to 1,500 battery-electric buses annually.

The Top 10 Most Innovative Companies list, Fast Company's signature franchise, spans 36 separate categories from artificial intelligence to wellness.

Also in the News

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time
Showbiz2016/06/16 13:58August 15 2018 15:22:38

Nicole Kidman Recalls Oscar Glory: Loneliest Time

Attending Shanghai International Film Festival, Nicole Kidman talks about her role in "Grace of Monaco".

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts
Also in the News2014/05/01 12:16August 15 2018 15:22:38

Labor Day Travel Peak Starts

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'
Also in the News2014/04/18 13:18August 15 2018 15:22:38

Johnny Depp Delivers a Speech 'Evolve the Future' in 'Transcendence'

Hollywood star Johnny Depp's speech in the upcoming new film "Transcendence" has been disclosed on Friday, April 11th.

News:
China World Business Sports Showbiz Audio
Video:
C4 My Chinese Life The Sound Stage China Revealed Showbiz Video Travel Video
Photos:
China World Fun Travel Entertainment Sports
Travel:
Beijing Shanghai Guangzhou
Lifestyle:
Live Music Opera & Classical Movies Traditional Shows Exhibitions
Learn Chinese:
Chinese Studio Living Chinese Everyday Chinese Just For Fun Chinese Culture Buzzwords