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Dec. 14, 2015—Transportation expert Eva Lerner-Lam has been named director of eastern U.S. business for BYD Motors Inc.

Lerner-Lam has 40 years of experiences developing transportation technologies in both the public and private sectors in the U.S. and China. In her new role, she will build up the operations of the New York–based office and drive regional sales of BYD’s entire lineup of electric vehicles.

“We are delighted to have Eva join our team,” said Stella Li, president of BYD. “Her background, experience and stature in the transportation industry are essential to helping us with this critical stage of our business development.”

“The time has come for electric vehicles and BYD is ready to meet the growing demand,” said Lerner-Lam. “It’s a very exciting opportunity to take technology that was developed in China—and leveraged and matured in large scale there—and adapt them to American standards, lifestyles and infrastructures.”

Lerner-Lam will partner up with Carlos Antunes, assistant general manager, to continue BYD’s international efforts to expand electric vehicle charging infrastructure, open regional facilities and plants to create jobs, and deliver green vehicles and other green-tech products.

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