Lancaster, Calif., Mayor R. Rex Parris speaks during a news conference announcing the opening of an electric bus manufacturing plant by Chinese-owned vehicle manufacturer BYD Automotive in Lancaster ... more 
Lancaster, Calif., Mayor R. Rex Parris speaks during a news conference announcing the opening of an electric bus manufacturing plant by Chinese-owned vehicle manufacturer BYD Automotive in Lancaster on Wednesday, May 1, 2013. In April, the Long Beach Transit Authority awarded BYD a $12.1 million contract for the zero-emission buses, a company statement said. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Reed Saxon
Wed, May 1, 2013 5:36 PM EDT