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BYD to supply batteries to major automaker

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At the Plug-In Conference last week Mike Tinsey, the global manager of Ford’s sustainability activities, admitted that Build Your Dreams Auto (BYD Auto), the China based battery and car manufacturer, could be a “real threat&#. Now it’s easy to see why.

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BYD Chin: World's First Plug-In Hybrid, Updated And Renamed

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Way back in late 2008, it was the Chinese BYD F3DM, with a lithium-ion battery pack and a combined parallel and series hybrid powertrain inserted into the Corolla-knockoff body of the BYD F3--China's best-selling Remember the world's very first production plug-in hybrid? No, not the 2011 Chevy Volt.

PIP Declares Victory

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The BYD F3DM will land in showrooms at the end of the month. Parent company BYD Co.—it First, were economics. Second, was environmental.

Who is winning the green car race? Part II. The Green Piece

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BYD Auto. Tata Motors: Most people know Tata Motors because it acquired Jaguar and Land Rover in 2008. Tesla Motors. Fisker Automotive.

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BYD to Supply Li-ion Batteries to a Major Chinese Automaker

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BYD, the China-based battery and automaker, will supply lithium-ion batteries to one of China’s top three auto groups for applications in hybrid vehicles. The agreement markets BYD’s first Li-ion supply deal with a domestic China OEM. BYD: “ A real threat ”. Gasgoo. They are a real threat.a global threat. ”.

Here Come the PHEVs

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The car's lithium-ion batteries , which can be charged from a standard household outlet, will keep the Metroproject moving for about 60 miles.

Plug-In Prius Goes Up to 12 Miles on Electricity Only - AllCarsElectric.com

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Part of HighGear M E D I A Welcome to LuxuryCarReport.com! The plug-in Prius is a separate model from the all new 2010 Prius Hybrid.

China puts its electric vehicles on center stage - China automotive news

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The GWKulla, a short, curvy compact, runs on lithium-ion batteries and can go 160 kilometers (99 miles) when fully charged, the company says.

Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

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Even so, most next gen EV manufacturers are focused on lithium ion (and to a lesser extent NiMH) as the core technology to power their cars.

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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In late 2008, BYD started selling the first production PHEV in China. BYD also developed the motors and software for the system.

GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

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One wonders if the recent headway at MIT in building lithium ion cells using ?virus? with lithium the range would be 300 miles.

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