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Five electric buses join Metro's fleet; more may be coming
Five electric buses join Metro's fleet; more may be coming

The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority continued down its greener path Thursday when five electric buses were delivered to transportation officials downtown. Chinese automaker BYD manufactured the buses at its Lancaster plant. Between the plant and the company's downtown headquarters, BYD employs at least 160 people. Company Chairman Chuan Fu Wang said he hoped to hire more people if purchase orders continued. Those orders may soon be coming. Metro's initial contract calls for the agency to buy 20 more buses if the first five meet expectations. Long Beach Transit has ordered 10 buses, with the option for 50 more. "A few short years ago, we stood...

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