The Chinese electric car maker BYD to open first store in Canada

FILE PHOTO: A truck loading spot is to be seen on the stage, and the Chinese automaker BYD during the opening of the Shanghai Auto Show April 19, 2011. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

(Reuters) – Chinese electric car maker BYD Co Ltd said on Tuesday opened its first plant in Canada to assemble buses for the Toronto Transit Commission, a public agency.

The Warren Buffett-backed company said that the 45,000-square-foot facility is located in the province of Ontario.

Last year, Reuters reported that the company plans to be the first Canadian-electrical-truck and plant is on hold, but was able to resurrect the project, when the electric-vehicle maker looks for a business case.

Reporting Arundhati sarkar in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D’silva

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