BYD Faces Issues With FTA Fund Eligibility, Induction Battery Charger Manufacturer WAVE Faces Lawsuit

After previous delays with production and federal testing, the bus manufacturer set to provide Long Beach Transit (LBT) with its electric bus fleet, the U.S. subsidiary of Chinese company BYD, could be facing new problems. Not only is the company that BYD hired to make its battery’s chargers embroiled in a lawsuit with investors for being unable to manufacture the technology in time, but the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) is considering revoking BYD’s funding for electric-bus procurement.