The DC charger is the highest capacity, single-unit charger ever certified by Underwriters Laboratories. The charger can be used by any battery-electric bus or truck with a CCSType 1 connector. - Photo: BYD

The DC charger is the highest capacity, single-unit charger ever certified by Underwriters Laboratories. The charger can be used by any battery-electric bus or truck with a CCSType 1 connector.

Photo: BYD

LOS ANGELES — BYD (Build Your Dreams) announced its 150kW DC fast charger for buses and trucks has been certified by Underwriters Laboratory (UL), widening the universe of charging solutions available for BYD customers, according to a press release:

The DC charger is also the highest capacity, single-unit charger ever certified by UL. The charger can be used by any battery-electric bus or truck with a CCSType 1 connector. (Combined Charging System). The UL symbol lets consumers know a product is safe and has been tested to rigorous standards designed to reduce the risk of fire, shock and personal injury.

“Once again BYD is leading the way with innovative technology and offers the total solution for our customers’ needs,” BYD North America President Stella Li said. “Every day our buses and trucks are hard at work in North America and now there’s another option available on the job.”

The BYD UL-listed 150kW DC charger gained a full suite of safety certifications that cover the charger’s connection to a power source and the plugs, receptacles, and couplers that connect to a bus or truck. The certifications include UL 2202, the standard for Safety of Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging System Equipment for fast chargers, and UL 2594, the standard for Safety of Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment.

About BYD

The Official Sponsor of Mother Nature™, Build Your Dreams is a leading electric vehicle company with proven innovative technology for cars, buses, trucks, forklifts, and rail systems – like SkyRail. BYD is dedicated to creating a “total solution” with its zero-emission ecosystem offering technology for solar electricity generation, energy storage to save that electricity, and battery-electric vehicles powered by that clean energy. BYD’s American bus customers have logged over 15 million zero-emission miles of operations. BYD has 220,000 employees across the globe, including nearly 1,000 in North America. Information: https://en.byd.com/

About UL

UL applies science to solve safety, security and sustainability challenges. It enables the safe adoption of innovative new products and technologies. UL's work spans independent research and standards development, testing and certification, analytical and digital solutions, which are all geared to improve global well-being. Clients include businesses, industries, governments, regulatory authorities and the public. Information: UL.com; for non-profit activities: UL.org.

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