Recently, insideEVs reported that BYD established a new battery production plant in Brazil to start operations. In fact, this is not BYD’s first factory in Brazil. It established an electric bus chassis factory in 2015 and a photovoltaic module factory in 2017.
The new battery plant is located in Manaus, the plant is relatively small, covering an area of 5,000 square meters. The initial investment is 15 million reais, or approximately RMB 18.486 million. According to foreign media reports, the factory will only be responsible for the production of modules containing lithium iron phosphate (LFP) models, not cells. The plant’s annual output is 18,000 battery modules, of which 1,000 were produced in September.
Tyler Li, manager of BYD Brazil branch, said: “This new factory is highly automated and will be manufactured with robots to ensure product quality and safety. The current factory can produce 48 battery modules per day.” In addition, he added that Manaus has a complete assembly infrastructure that can deliver batteries more quickly and safely.
The batteries produced by the plant will be mainly used on BYD buses. The first project of the plant is 12 22-meter-long articulated buses for São José dos Campos, São Paulo state. Supply battery.
Up to now, BYD has deployed new energy industries in many countries. Take Brazil as an example. BYD has built three factories, but there is not much demand for electric vehicles. In fact, BYD mainly hopes to use Brazil as its base to radiate the entire South American market.