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BYD opens electric bus plant in Hungary

China's green-vehicle leader boosts European footprint

GUANGZHOU -- Chinese automaker BYD opened an electric vehicle factory in Hungary on Tuesday, part of efforts to strengthen operations in Europe.

Orders for electric buses used in public transit networks are rising in various parts of the region. Investment for the just-opened plant totaled 20 million euros ($21.3 million). The site will produce 400 vehicles annually, mainly electric buses.

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