Budweiser China to operate 30 BYD Q3 heavy-duty electric trucks in 2021 for its sustainable development goal
BYD and Budweiser China has signed a strategic cooperation agreement at the BYD global headquarters in Shenzhen. Budweiser China will take the lead by purchasing BYD Q3 heavy-duty electric trucks according to the agreement, and will operate these trucks in its breweries in Foshan, Tangshan, Wuhan, and other cities.
BYD Q3 was designed by international car designer Wolfgang Egger, which is equipped with the world’s leading lithium iron phosphate batteries and integrated powertrain technology developed completely in-house by BYD. The Q3 also boasts a revamped motor drive system and integration of the whole-vehicle control technology, achieved a range of more than 200 kilometers on a single charge.
Together, BYD and Budweiser China aimed to bring zero-emission, pollution-free electric technology to beer transportation, and create a powerful example of multinational companies partnering for responsible, sustainable development. The two parties will also jointly promote a greener global logistics and transport system, accelerating the industry’s green and low-carbon development.
As a world-leading beer brewing company, AB Inbev’s (Anheuser-Busch InBev) business covers 50 countries and regions around the world, which enjoys wide popularity in the Chinese market. AB Inbev released its “2025 Sustainable Development Goals” in 2018, aiming to fulfill its climate change commitment by cutting its carbon emissions. The brand actively promotes sustainable development by embracing zero-emission transportations, taking a leading role in the entire logistics industry.
In 2018, Budweiser China began deploying BYD pure electric tractors to transport beer in Foshan brewery, which saw the two parties partnered to explore the development of green logistics. In 2019, BYD delivered 21 pure electric trucks to AB Inbev, to build the largest pure electric truck fleet in North America to date. And in 2020, BYD was named as Budweiser China’s “Sustainable Supplier of the Year”.