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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&#. BYD has secured an agreement to supply lithium-ion batteries to one of China’s top three auto groups for applications in hybrid vehicles - making it the first lithium-ion supply deal with a domestic Chinese manufacturer.

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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. Not the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid either.

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 it stands for “Build Your Dreams”—claims to supply 65 percent of the world’s nickel-cadmium batteries, and 30 percent of its lithium ion mobile phone batteries.

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

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Its first model, the Tesla Roadster, was the first production car to use lithium-ion batteries and was the first electric vehicle with a range greater than 200miles. BYD Auto. Tata Motors: Most people know Tata Motors because it acquired Jaguar and Land Rover in 2008.

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 sales manager Wang Jianjun confirmed that BYD did sign contract with one of China’s major automakers but he could not tell its name because of professional secrecy. BYD: “ A real threat ”. Gasgoo.

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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. Audi Metroproject Quattro T his has been a big week of announcements from car manufacturers. One is from the new auto start up Fisker.

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

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The upcoming plug-in Prius will use the traditional nickel metal hydride battery system, but future versions will likely see the addition of a lithium ion battery pack. Part of HighGear M E D I A Welcome to LuxuryCarReport.com!

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The GWKulla, a short, curvy compact, runs on lithium-ion batteries and can go 160 kilometers (99 miles) when fully charged, the company says. In early testing, reviewers said a plug-in electric hybrid sedan from Chinas BYD Co. BYD has a long way off to. Gasgoo.com | ?? |

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

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Last year Oregon had also aggressively negotiated with the Chinese carmaker, BYD , to manufacture its line of plug-in hybrids in the state for sale in the U.S.) Galbraith joined The New York Times in June 2008 to write about renewable energy.

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. Saab GM-owned company exploring PHEVs Joint Venture with Volvo and others to research PHEVs Toyota 500 PHEV 2010-model Priuses with lithium batteries to be leased for fleet tests in 2009 (150 in U.S.)

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

One wonders if the recent headway at MIT in building lithium ion cells using ?virus? with lithium the range would be 300 miles. Posted by: GSP | Apr 14, 2009 9:07:50 AM Funny, BYD (chinese) already came out with their version of the volt this year.