Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD has won bids to supply vehicles to the US state of Georgia and Atlanta city, the company said in a statement.

BYD said it will supply Georgia's statewide contracts for public mass transit and transportation vehicles, specifically for battery-electric buses.

In addition, BYD has been successfully selected as one of the suppliers for the City of Atlanta's purchasing contract for electric vehicles, which includes battery-electric heavy duty trucks, support/taxi fleet vehicles, and buses.  Departments from the City of Atlanta will be able to purchase from this contract, which will ensure competitive pricing and quicker deployment of the zero-emission battery-electric vehicles.

"BYD is excited to be working with customers in Georgia and we look forward to growing our presence in the state and improving the air quality for Georgians," said Bobby Hill, vice-president of North America for BYD Coach and Bus.

"BYD's medium and heavy duty all-electric vehicles will help Atlanta achieve its goal of reducing greenhouse gases by 20 percent from 2009 levels by 2020 and by 40 percent by 2030," the statement said.