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BYD launches two new all-electric sedans for Chinese market

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Chinese automaker BYD may be largely invisible in the U.S., Aiming to expand on that success for 2016, BYD is introducing two new electric cars for the Chinese market. China BYD plug-in cars BYD Qinbut it's thriving in its home market. Last year, the company sold more highway-capable electric cars and plug-in hybrids than any other company in the world. DON'T MISS: Who Sold.

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BYD partners with U.S. firm to launch all-electric garbage truck

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emissions China Trucks BYD plug-in cars Commercial vehicleHere's an electric vehicle that really, truly stinks. While automakers are moving in the direction of more electric cars, several companies are also making efforts to electrify commercial vehicles. The humble garbage truck will be the next to be electrified—which, if nothing else, will eliminate the unpleasant noise from huge diesel trucks.

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China's BYD built more plug-in cars than any other maker last year

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China sales Plug-In Hybrids BYD New car sales plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV Time for a quick quiz: which carmaker sold more plug-in electric vehicles last year—both battery electrics and plug-in hybrids—than any other? If you're a reader in North America or Europe who managed to miss our headline, odds are you may answer "Tesla" or "Nissan," based on media coverage of those two companies' achievements.

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Who Sold The Most Plug-In Electric Cars In 2015? (It's Not Tesla Or Nissan)

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Green BYD BYD Qin BYD Tang BYD e6 China New Energy Vehicle New car sales plug-in cars salesFive years after the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt first went on sale, plug-in vehicles represent slightly less than 1 percent of U.S. new-car deliveries. With about 200,000 sold, the Leaf is the world's most popular electric car. But which carmaker sold the most cars with plugs last year, worldwide? The answer may surprise you. DON'T MISS: China.

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First all-electric London double-decker bus in service; made in China by BYD

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mass transit BYD plug-in cars London Buses Public transportWhen it comes to buses, few are more recognizable than London's iconic double deckers. And now these distinctive vehicles are going electric. Transport for London (TfL), the British capital's transit agency, is placing five electric buses into service as the city continues to look for ways to reduce air pollution. DON'T MISS: London's Black Cabs.

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Can GM beat Chinese BYD as global electric-car leader? It plans to try

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It was BYD, the Chinese carmaker notably backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway. BYD sold just over 60,000 battery-electric cars and plug-in hybrids last year, with the vast majority going to customers in its home country. China General Motors Plug-In Hybrids BYD plug-in carsThe automaker that sold the most plug-in electric cars last year wasn't a U.S., Japanese, or European firm.

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BYD Plans Electric Supercar, More Powerful Plug-In Hybrid

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BYD Auto hasn''t been in the news much lately, but the largest privately-owned Chinese carmaker hasn''t backed away from its ambitious plans. According to China Car Times, BYD will launch a new plug-in hybrid model next year, to be called the Tang, to be followed by an electric supercar.

BYD reveals turbocharged engine

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Chinese automaker BYD Auto has been relatively quiet in recent months after the Warren Buffet backed business was a real headline grabber back in 2009. Green credentials Latest news Auto Shanghai 2011 BYD BYD Auto Green cars new BYD engineHowever, at this year’s Shanghai Auto Show it revealed plans for a new turbocharged engine. The company has designed a 1.5litre engine and paired it with a six-speed Tiptronic dual [.].

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Transport for London launches first all-electric, long-range double-decker BYD buses into service

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Transport for London (TfL) has introduced the first long-range, battery-electric BYD Double-Decker buses into revenue service routes. TfL and Metroline will receive support from BYD with the installation of fast charging equipment at Metroline’s Willesden Bus Garage in north London.

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BYD shares recover after mid-year blip

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Chinese electric car maker BYD saw shares drop 8% this week after posting worse than expected mid-year earnings. Electric cars BYD The Shenzhen-based company announced that net profit for the six months to June fell by 15.5% to $58.6m (£35.3m).

2016 BYD e6 electric taxi gets range increase to 187 miles: Forbidden Fruit

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China forbidden fruit BYD plug-in cars BYD e6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV How would you like an all-electric wagon with five seats, a rear liftgate, and 187 miles of EPA-rated range? Sounds pretty good, right? You'd think such a vehicle might sell well, since it would have more rated range than any other electric cars on the market except the Chevy Bolt EV and anything from Tesla. Well, such a car has been certified by.

BYD Doubles Down On Electric Car, Bus Investment For China

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Manufacturing China BYD plug-in cars Buses Despite several years of early disinterest from consumers, sales of both hybrids and plug-in electric cars in China are on the rise. Aggressive government incentives in some areas hadn''t seemed to entice customers, but caps on new-vehicle registrations may have started to do the trick late last year. China overtook the U.S. in monthly electric-car.

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Portland Tests BYD K9 All-Electric Passenger Bus: Quick Ride

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If Warren Buffett needed to catch a ride across town, we suspect he might do it exactly the way that we did this past week: in an all-electric BYD bus. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway famously invested big in China’s BYD Motors in late 2008 -- likely spurred by the company’s innovative battery technology, bullish plans for electric

Hertz rental cars to welcome BYD electric vehicles

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One of the largest car hire companies in the world – the Hertz Corporation – has announced a new strategic partnership with BYD aimed at propelling electric vehicle markets in China. As part of the partnership, Hertz will rent the BYD e6 electric car to Chinese customers and government agencies. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD BYD e6 BYD electric cars China electric car electric vehicles

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Samsung takes stake in Chinese electric-car maker BYD, joining Warren Buffett

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China Plug-In Hybrids BYD plug-in cars Warren Buffet SamsungAs cars come to rely increasingly on electronic systems, non-traditional companies are making forays into the car business. Google continues to develop its autonomous-driving technology, and there are myriad rumors that Apple is developing an entire car of its own. Vacuum-cleaner producer Dyson bought solid-state battery maker Sakti3, and has.

Antelope Valley Transit orders up to 85 electric buses from BYD; first US all-electric public transit fleet

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The board of directors of the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) in California voted to award BYD a contract to manufacture up to 85 electric buses over a five-year period.

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China's BYD Yuan Plug-In Hybrid Mini-SUV: Styling Stolen From Ford?

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China Plug-In Hybrids Shanghai Auto Show BYD Crossovers plug-in carsChina is now the world's largest car market, and when it comes to the country's domestic auto industry, quantity often seems to trump quality. Chinese cars generally don't match the performance and refinement of the imported models they compete against--though they're commensurately cheaper to buy. And it's not unheard of for Chinese carmakers.

Production of BYD-Daimler DENZA EV begins in China

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The DENZA EV is manufactured by a Sino-German joint venture of BYD and Daimler in Shenzhen. Click to enlarge.

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BYD delivers e6 electric taxis to Thriev

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In total, the firm has an order in place for 20 of BYD’s e6 fully-electric cars, to help provide its customers with a clean alternative way to travel. The vehicles will use a rapid charger produced by BYD to r[.].

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Electric bus wins: BYD in Nottingham, Irizar in Bilbao

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The Chinese-built BYD eBuses will run on the CentreLink and EcoLink routes which have been designed to cut the amount of traffic entering the city centre.

Rotterdam using BYD e6 for electric taxi fleet

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Rotterdam Taxi Centre (RTC), one of the biggest taxi operators in the Netherlands, is switching to electric taxis and has put into service two BYD e6 models, following successful extensive operation with an e6 model.

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BYD announces US market expansion

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It has been a long time coming: but after years of hype, Chinese electric car maker BYD is finally set to expand into the US market.

2016 BYD Tang: Plug-In Hybrid SUV Is First Of Four To Come

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It''s been more than six years since fabled investor Warren Buffet bought 10 percent of BYD Autos, one of the few independent Chinese automakers. DON''T MISS: BYD Plans Electric Supercar, More Powerful Plug-In At that time, the company had big plans to become China''s largest producer of plug-in electric vehicles--and then export them to the U.S.

BYD Electric Transit Bus Delivers 155 Miles Of Range In Quebec Test

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operations are facing some challenges, BYD''s electric bus has been racking up test miles on Canadian roads. Canadian transit agencies have completed the first phase of a 10-month trial of a 40-foot BYD electric bus on roads between Gatineau, Québec, and Ottawa Ontario, according to Green Car Congress (via ChargedEVs). While its U.S.

BYD's Rising Electric-Car Sales Swamped By Falling Gas Models

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Chinese automaker BYD was the first car company in the world to put a plug-in hybrid passenger car into production, a couple of years before the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car hit the road. Despite several hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric product lines, however, the vast majority of BYD''s sales volume comes from selling

Daimler and BYD reveal Denza electric car

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Developed as a joint collaboration between German car giant Daimler and Chinese carmaker BYD, the new brand has been launched with the expres[.].

BYD Fined Over Wages On CA Electric-Bus Project Jobs

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California''s dream of BYD electric buses may be starting to head toward nightmare territory. But last month, California fined BYD almost $100,000 for violating the state''s minimum-wage laws, The New York Times reports

ABB and BYD enter strategic global collaboration on energy storage

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Global power and automation technology group ABB and BYD Co., ABB and BYD said they share a common vision of sustainable power and industry as well as transport solutions. ABB’s leading products and technology for grid storage, electric vehicle charging and integrated marine systems, combined with BYD’s knowledge in battery technology, can broadly address worldwide energy storage requirements, the partners said.

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 to make impact in USA

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Chinese battery maker and car manufacturer Build Your Dreams (BYD) Auto is to display its electric cars at the annual shareholders’ meeting of US conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway as it bids to tap into the North American market. Invited to attend by US billionaire Warren Buffet who invested in the company last year, BYD is set to demonstrate its F3DM or E6 model. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Berkshire Hathaway BYD Auto BYD F3DM Warren Buffet

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BYD's Long Beach, CA, Electric-Bus Deal On Indefinite Hold Now

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The city and BYD agreed to terminate the existing contract after the Federal Transit Has California''s dream of zero-emission electric transit buses turned into something more akin to a nightmare? A deal under which the city of Long Beach would buy 15 electric transit buses from the Chinese automaker has fallen apart, according to ChargedEVs.

London private hire firm selects BYD for electric car fkeet

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BYD’s expansion into Europe continues, with the announcement of a new fleet of its e6 electric crossover models for London chauffeur-driven service, Thriev.

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BYD launches plug-in hybrid in home market

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Ahead of a European launch planned for 2015, BYD has introduced its Qin plug-in hybrid (pictured) in its home market of China. The model is a performance-based hybrid that can accelerate from 0-62mph in 5.9seconds with a top speed of 115mph.

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Feds Block Purchase Of Chinese BYD Electric Buses In Long Beach

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Plans by the California city of Long Beach to purchase BYD electric transit buses has hit another speed bump. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) may block the purchase of the Chinese company''s buses, the Long Beach Press-Telegram reports (via ChargedEVs).

Daimler, BYD's Denza Brand Reveals First Electric Car In China

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As Tesla has confirmed with its recent decision to set up production in China, the Chinese market is impossible to ignore. Most major automakers already have operations out there, and electric and hybrid vehicles are on the list for many of them. One of those is Daimler, the company behind Mercedes-Benz and Smart. This week it launched the new

BYD deploying 48V vehicle platform

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At Auto Shanghai, BYD introduced its “Green Hybrid” initiative; among the technologies included in that effort is the use of a 48 VDC vehicle voltage platform using BYD’s internally developed Li-ion batteries (versus 12VDC Lead-Acid technologies). 48VDC systems are not hindered by the line/harness power losses experienced with normal lower-voltage systems, BYD notes.

BYD electric bus logs 746 miles in 24h period

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The Antelope Valley Transit Authoritys (AVTA) and BYD operators have put AVTAs new BYD electric bus through a 24-hour marathon ride that looped from Rosamond to Palmdale (California) a total of 18 times. The BYD bus traveled 746 miles (1,201 km) over the 24-hour period, operating in three shifts. This is tremendous news and it proves the BYD electric bus can be a transit work horse like its diesel counterpart.

Nanjing, China orders more than 1,000 BYD electric buses and taxis

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Nanjing, China and Nanjing Public Transportation Group ordered more than 1,000 fully electric transit buses and taxis from BYD Company Ltd. The city will be taking delivery of more than 600 BYD K9 battery-electric Buses, 50 of which were delivered for the city’s Youth Olympic Games in August 2014. Authorities also placed an order for 400 of BYD’s all-electric e6, a 5-passenger cross-over utility vehicle, some of which have already hit the streets.

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First of 27 BYD electric trucks arriving in Southern California freight and rail yards; $19.2M project

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The State of California, San Bernardino Council of Governments (SBCOG) and partners Daylight Transport and BYD Motors celebrated the arrival of the first of 27 electric yard and service trucks for freight and rail yards in three disadvantaged communities in San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Fontana. The electric trucks are provided by BYD, the North American headquarters of which are in Los Angeles.

Tesla Model S Safety Plea, 2016 BMW X5 40e Plug-In Hybrid, BYD e6 For Uber: Today's Car News

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Today, we have an owner''s concern over a potential safety issue with the Tesla Model S electric car, details on the 2016 BMW X5 xDrive 40e plug-in hybrid SUV, and plans for UberX drivers to use the Chinese BYD e6 electric car in Chicago. All this and more on Green Car Reports. We''ve got 2017 Nissan Leaf rumors, a look at Tesla''s battery-swapping. Today in Car News