BYD Co. Ltd, China’s largest electric vehicles manufacturer and the world’s largest, is looking for a bigger piece of electric bus market share in North America.

This month, BYD (an acronym for “Build Your Dreams”) announced its expansion plans for an electric bus manufacturing plant in Lancaster, California. A 450,000-square-foot addition will accommodate increased space for its coach and bus production. Expected results include increased capacity by up to 1,500 battery-electric buses a year and the hiring of up to 1,200 full-time workers after already creating approximately 800 full-time jobs in California.

“Our community has a strong tradition of innovation, and I am proud that BYD has chosen to expand their facility here in Lancaster,” said congressman Kevin McCarthy. “As BYD continues to develop cutting-edge technology that helps transform the transportation industry here in the Antelope Valley and around the country, this investment will help create jobs in our community, keep Lancaster on the forefront of technological advancement, and put emission-free vehicles on our streets.”

The Lancaster, California facility also accommodates research and development as well as the production of specialty vehicles such as delivery and garbage trucks. Current production goals call for BYD to produce 300 new electric buses to satisfy customer orders. The company has already delivered 137 electric buses in the U.S. and Canada since 2013.