Red Hook Container Terminal Begins Operation of Heavy-Duty Battery Electric Yard Tractors
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Single Largest Deployment of Heavy-Duty Zero Emission Trucks in Eastern United States; First Deployment at a Port Authority of NY and NJ Marine Terminal

NEWARK, N.J. - JerseyDesk -- Red Hook Container Terminals LLC announced today that it has begun regular commercial operation of ten (10) BYD Motors heavy-duty zero-emission battery electric yard tractors at its container terminal in Port Newark, New Jersey.  The Red Hook fleet represents the single largest deployment of zero-emission battery electric trucks in the eastern United States and the first at a Port Authority of New York and New Jersey marine terminal.

The heavy-duty zero emission battery electric yard tractors are being used to move cargo containers at the Red Hook Marine Terminal in Port Newark and are also being used for making runs to the other terminals at Port Newark and Port Elizabeth and runs to the Millennium Marine Rail yard.  Red Hook operates the cross-harbor barging operation that eliminates tens of thousands of truck trips per year off the roads of New Jersey and New York and so the deployment represents the most recent example of Red Hook's continuing leading role in the fields of port-related environmental stewardship and global sustainability.

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CCMT is partnered with Hudson County Motors, Inc. in Secaucus, New Jersey, one of the largest truck dealers in northern New Jersey, and the first BYD Motors truck dealer in the nation.  BYD Motors is the leading electric truck and bus manufacturer in the world, with over 14,000 battery electric trucks and 65,000 electric buses deployed worldwide.  BYD has US factory operations in Lancaster, CA, and a regional service and parts center in Lodi, New Jersey.  Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Energy is BYD's largest institutional shareholder.

The BYD model 8Y yard tractors being deployed by Red Hook Container Terminals LLC are third-generation equipment that come with 217 kWh lithium iron phosphate battery packs that have 241 horsepower and are capable of pulling loads of up to 102,000 lbs GVWR.  They can operate continuously for up to 12 hours or more before recharging or can operate 24/7 with opportunity charging during shifts.  AC and DC charging is available.

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Aaron Gillmore, Vice-President of Electric Trucks, BYD Motors, said:

"Thanks to the collaborative efforts between Hudson County Motors, Climate Change Mitigation Technologies, and Red Hook Container Terminal CEO Mike Stamatis, BYD Class 8 Electric Yard Trucks are hard at work at Port Newark's Red Hook Container Terminal. BYD brings a combination of innovative and safe battery technology, and the experience of over 14,000 successful deployments of heavy duty electric trucks worldwide to the Garden State of New Jersey."

Kelsey Cone
Mediafy Communications

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