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Albuquerque, company settle lawsuit over electric buses

June 1, 2019

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Albuquerque and a company that was to provide electric buses for a transit project have settled the city’s lawsuit claiming that vehicles were faulty.

A May 24 notice in federal court said Albuquerque and a California unit of BYD, short for Build Your Dreams, “have settled all claims” and agreed to dismiss the lawsuit filed last December.

The company disputed Albuquerque’s claims that buses delivered by BYD had brake failures and batteries that didn’t work properly.

The Albuquerque Journal reported that the settlement doesn’t require BYD to pay the city and prevents BYD from countersuing, and Jessie Damazyn, a spokesman for Mayor Tim Keller, told KOB-TV that the settlement allows both sides to move forward without any additional cost

The Albuquerque has ordered low-emission diesel buses from a different company.

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