Fleet of 10 BYD electric buses operating on Okinawa

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A fleet of 10 battery-electric buses manufactured by Chinese new energy technology company BYD started operating on the Japanese island of Okinawa, marking the beginning of the island’s electrified public transportation initiative.

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Build My Dreams, BYD

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The announcement that BYD, the Chinese battery giant turned automaker, has actually begun selling its plug-in hybrid, is pretty big news. As most automakers plan for lower sales in 2009, BYD plans to double its sales to 350,000 units, including 10,000 plug-in hybrids.

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BYD: tiny electric cars for China could be 75 percent of sales

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Chinese automaker BYD was the world's largest producer of plug-in electric cars last year, and the outlook for new markets in its home country are quite healthy, suggesting strong continued growth. BYD plans to tackle the country's inland cities, viewed as a new frontier for automakers, with a small and very affordable electric car. China minicar BYD plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV

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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 unveils first 45' battery-electric commuter coach bus

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BYD, North America’s largest electric bus manufacturer, unveiled the first 45-foot battery-electric commuter coach bus at this year’s APTA Expo. Additionally, BYD hosted the largest electric vehicle display at APTA Expo. BYD has more than 27,000 electric buses in service around the globe. BYD offers seven battery-electric coach and bus models, more than any other manufacturer in the North American market today. BYD’s APTA Expo 2017 vehicle display included: 60 ft.

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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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BYD wins first major ebus contract in Israel

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BYD has secured its first major pure electric bus order in Israel. The buses were purchased after BYD won a competitive tender process. The success follows trials of a BYD single-decker which has been operating in Tel Aviv, Israel’s second largest city, since 2013. This is a very significant development for BYD – a new country for us which recognizes the strength of the BYD product. —Isbrand Ho, Managing Director of BYD Europe.

BYD supplying Li-ion batteries for stationary energy storage to Green Charge

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BYD is now supplying Li-ion batteries to Green Charge, an ENGIE Company. Green Charge’s first installation of BYD batteries will be for the recently announced six-megawatt-hour system adjacent to ENGIE’s Mt. To date, BYD has installed more than 550 MWh of energy storage systems worldwide. In addition, BYD is the largest consumer electric vehicle and electric bus manufacturer in the world.

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UberX Drivers To Test BYD e6 Chinese Electric Cars In Chicago

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The BYD e6 wagon is the battery-electric car that never quite made it onto the U.S. Very quietly, that''s now changing; the company hopes to lease around 200 BYD e6 electric cars for use by UberX drivers in Chicago. Green BYD BYD e6 Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Chicago China Chinese Uber fleet plug-in cars market. Despite various plans and announcements over the last five years, the e6 was never offered for retail sale in North America.

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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.

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BYD unveils North America’s largest electric bus factory; capacity for up to 1,500 vehicles annually

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BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, unveiled its expanded battery-electric bus manufacturing facility in Lancaster, California—North America’s largest. The growth of BYD Coach and Bus reflects a rapid transition to electric transportation and will allow BYD to build up to 1,500 battery-electric buses annually. Rex Parris and BYD leadership including Chairman Wang Chuanfu, President Stella Li and Senior Vice President Macy Neshati.

BorgWarner providing BYD Auto with turbo technology for hybrids

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BorgWarner is supplying its advanced wastegate turbocharging technology for numerous hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) from BYD Auto Industry Company Limited. The turbochargers boost BYD Auto’s 1.5-liter direct injection gasoline engine in its Qin, Song and Yuan HEVs as well as the 2.0-liter direct injection gasoline engine in its Tang and Song HEVs. In addition, BorgWarner also delivers its technology for numerous gasoline powered vehicles of BYD Auto.

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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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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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UC Irvine acquiring 20 electric buses from BYD to convert fleet to all-electric

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The student-funded and -operated Anteater Express shuttle service is acquiring 20 buses from BYD for $15 million. The University of California, Irvine is poised to be the first college campus in the US to convert its buses to an all-electric fleet.

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Kansas City Airport 1st in US to deploy battery-electric bus service; 4 BYD 30' buses

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Kansas City International Airport and BYD, North America’s largest electric bus manufacturer, announced delivery of the airport’s four battery-electric 30-ft. BYD customized the buses for Kansas City Airport to include luggage racks for passenger use. BYD built the four electric buses at its Coach and Bus manufacturing facility in Lancaster, Calif.

BYD announces its first 16 electric buses sold in France; RATP trial; expanding capacity in China

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At the Transport Publics event this last week in Paris, BYD announced orders for 16 of its all new battery-electric buses and coaches to French operators. BYD is the world’s largest manufacturer of battery-electric buses, having produced 10,000 units so far.

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BYD electric cars coming to London

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That’s because BYD Auto has signed a memorandum of understanding with Green Tomato Cars to bring [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Boris Johnson BYD BYD e6 electric cars electric taxi green cars London

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Who makes electric buses? BYD, Mercedes, Proterra.and Tesla says it will

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Mercedes-Benz mass transit BYD plug-in cars Buses Public transportElectric cars get lots of attention from advocates and policymakers, but private passenger vehicles are hardly the only ones on the road. In most cities, for example, they share the streets with lumbering buses—usually powered by big diesel engines, sometimes in hybrid drivetrains. Slowly but surely, though, electric buses have gained.

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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 unveils 60' articulated battery-electric bus

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At the 2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo in Houston, BYD Motors unveiled a 60-foot, articulated battery-electric bus offering a range of 170+ miles with a passenger load of up to 120 passengers. —Brendan Riley, BYD Motors Fleet Sales Vice President. Also on display at the BYD APTA exhibit was a 40-foot, battery-electric Transit bus from Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA).

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BYD electric-car sales may triple this year, Chinese maker says

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China's BYD eked out a global victory in electric-car sales last year, selling more plug-in cars than BMW, General Motors, Nissan, Renault, or Tesla. Green BYD China New Energy Vehicle New car sales plug-in cars salesThe company delivered nearly 62,000 battery-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles last year, almost entirely in China. Now, the company projects that it may be able to sell close to three times that.

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BYD delivers first all-electric automated side loader refuse truck to city of Palo Alto

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BYD delivered the first all-electric automated side loader refuse truck to the City of Palo Alto and GreenWaste, the city’s waste hauler service. The BYD electric refuse truck uses its batteries for propulsion, as well as to power the hydraulic system for the body. BYD wants to electrify everything in transportation, and we see great potential for turning over diesel or natural gas refuse truck fleets to zero emission, battery-electric trucks.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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BYD selects Qualcomm for Integrated automotive infotainment and digital cluster platform in upcoming EVs

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BYD Company Ltd. Anticipated to begin in 2019, BYD electric vehicles are planned to feature integrated infotainment and digital cluster systems powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820A Automotive platform. The software architecture, hypervisor support and integration capability of the Snapdragon 820A Automotive platform supports BYD’s efforts to integrate its infotainment and digital cluster systems into a single electronic control unit (ECU).

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BYD arrives in Europe

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Chinese carmaker BYD has certainly garnered its fair share of media attention since it received backing from Warren Buffet – and now it is finally bringing its e6 vehicles to Europe. The company has reached an agreement with Rotterdam city to deliver BYD’s all-electric e6 vehicles as part of the Netherlands’ green transportation project 75-EV-RO. [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD BYD e6 electric vehicles Rotterdam

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BYD aims to triple electric car sales

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China’s BYD (Build Your Dreams) carmaker is betting on being able to more than triple its electric vehicle sales this year to more than 8,000 vehicles, including more than 2,000 electric buses. Electric cars BYD China electric car Sales

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BYD reveals plug-in testing results

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After introducing an all-electric vehicle taxi test fleet one year ago, BYD has now announced the results of its pilot scheme featuring the F3DM, e6 and the eBus-12. As a result of the trial, BYD plug-in vehicles have accumulated more than 1.769million all-electric miles and have shown no diminished range or capacity as a result [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD BYD e6 BYD eBus-12 BYD F3DM plug-in cars plug-in hybrid cars

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Bogotá to test BYD electric buses

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Express del Futuro, a partner-operator of Transmilenio, and BYD unveiled plans for an electric bus fleet in Bogotá, Colombia. The BYD K9 all-electric buses will be placed into trial service as of Q2 2013 in the Colombian capital. In December 2012, BYD Ltd and Praco Didacol (BYD’s Colombian distribution partner) announced that BYD e6s would being placed into Taxi service in Q1 2013 in the Colombian capital as a pilot.

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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First BYD electric bus trial in Turkey

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A BYD electric transit bus is entering service in the Turkish capital for a one-month trial. When compared to conventional diesel or natural gas fueled buses, the BYD electric bus has demonstrated a significant reduction (from 80 – 90%) in operating and maintenance costs. BYD will be coming to BusWorld Turkey in May to display the full line of battery-electric buses including the 12 meter, 7 meter, and 18 meter articulated and double-decker models.

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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BYD the recommended company for Argentinian tender for 50 electric buses

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BYD has been officially selected as the recommended company by the evaluation committee in Argentina for the purchase of 50 electric buses on behalf of the Ministry of Environment. The bid evaluation committee chose BYD amongst a pool of 5 bidders for its successful 12-meter electric bus, which is already used in cities such as London, Los Angeles, Amsterdam, etc. BYD expects to receive the necessary allocation within the next few weeks.

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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Thriev adding 20 BYD e6 electric cars to London fleet

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BYD e6 electric cars to the fleet. Part of the deal with BYD is that Thriev will equip its facility at Edgware Road, west London, with BYD’s purpose-designed charging equipment, which allows fast charging of the e6 in just two hours. In December, two fully-electric, full-size buses operated by Go-Ahead Group, entered service on two central Transport for London routes—part of a Europe-wide initiative to introduce BYD electric buses to major city centre operations.

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BYD to reveal electric vehicle launch plans

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Chinese automaker BYD has announced that it will reveal its plans for US-ready electric drive vehicles and clean energy products at the upcoming 2011 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD BYD Auto BYD Company BYD e6 Premier BYD F3DM low carbon BYD K9 e-Bus BYD S6DM SUV North American International Auto Show 2011 plug-in hybrid electric vehicles

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BYD to halt electric car plans

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It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything new from China’s BYD Auto – and now we may know why. According to a report in China Business News which cited Wang Jianjun, the deputy general manager of BYD Automotive Sales Company, the firm has decided not to put the F3e electric vehicle into production believing [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD BYD Auto BYD F3DM plug-in hybrid BYD F3e BYD F3e electric vehicle China

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