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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BYD, Toyota jointly to develop battery electric vehicles for Chinese market

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BYD Company Ltd. The two parties will jointly develop sedans and low-floor SUVs as well as the onboard batteries for these vehicles and others with the aim to launch them in the Chinese market under the Toyota brand in the first half of the 2020s.

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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.

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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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Chinese maker BYD plans U.S. expansion into other electric industrial vehicles

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It's been several years since Chinese electric-car maker BYD retreated from plans to sell cars in the United States, but now it may be ready to get more serious about the market. BYD has found success in building and selling electric buses for public transportation agencies, but it has not yet launched a vehicle for private consumers. China BYD Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) Public transport

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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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Build My Dreams, BYD

Plugs and Cars

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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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.

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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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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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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).

The Chinese are Coming!

Plugs and Cars

Got2BeGreen reports BYD, a large Chinese firm that is jumping into cars, will be showing a plug-in hybrid, the F6DM, at the Detroit Auto Show. The Chinese have nothing to lose breaking new ground in the US market. Tags: plug-in hybrid byd

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Updated BYD e6: First Drive Of Chinese Electric Crossover

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Most Chinese carmakers have backed away from plans to attack the U.S. But Chinese maker BYD continues to develop and test the e6 all-electric crossover utility it hopes to sell in the U.S. market, and their hopes of dominating electric cars have slowed. within a couple of years. Now, we've had the chance to take a brief drive in the latest

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BYD, Toyota to establish joint company for battery-electric vehicle research and development

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BYD Company Ltd. The new R&D company, which will work on designing and developing BEVs (including platform) and its related parts, is anticipated to be established in China in 2020, with BYD and Toyota to evenly share 50% of the total capital needed. Additionally, BYD and Toyota plan to staff the new company by transferring engineers and the jobs currently involved in related R&D from their respective companies. —BYD senior vice president Lian Yu-bo.

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LA Metro Chooses Electric Buses From Chinese Company BYD

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LA Metro announced yesterday afternoon that it would spend $30 million to buy up to 25 of the battery-electric buses made by BYD Motors. You might think that the 25 electric buses to be purchased by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority would be roundly applauded. That''s not necessarily the case. They''ll be the region''s first

BYD debuts E-SEED GT concept car, Song Pro SUV and e Series at 2019 Shanghai Auto Show

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BYD debuted its E-SEED GT concept car and Song Pro SUV alongside its all-new e-series models at the Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition. To meet the arrival of complete electrification, BYD has formulated a series of strategies, and is well prepared.

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BYD Fails to Electrify Chinese Stock Market, Gets a Buffeting

All Cars Electric

Chinese electric car and battery firm Build Your Dreams (BYD) has announced that its Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange raised just $219 million, 65% of what the Warren-Buffet backed firm had hoped to raise. But was the $177 million delta between the actual money raised and what BYD had hoped to obtain down to an

BYD e6 Chinese Electric Car Won't Be Sold To Consumers In U.S.

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BYD, a company struggling to sell its e6 electric crossover in its home market, has decided it won''t be sold at all to private customers in the U.S. BYD, which stands for ''Build Your Instead, says the ChinaEV blog, the e6 will be a fleet-only vehicle in the U.S, as the company instead concentrates on its electric bus sales in North America.

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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. Both vehicles will use BYD''s lithium-iron-phosphate battery

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Chinese BYD SUV Aims for US Market

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Chinese automaker BYD (Build Your Dreams) used the North American International Auto Show in Detroit to show off a new plug-in SUV and a revamped version of a previously introduced all-electric crossover prototype. The new plug-in is the BYD S6DM SUV.

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

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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. 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.

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BYD Presents Happy Results From Chinese Electric-Taxi Test

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Automaker BYD is by far China's most aggressive when it comes to electric cars. It launched its F3DM sedan, the world's first production plug-in hybrid, back in December 2008--sales have been poor--and has been testing its all-electric e6 crossover with both taxi fleets in Shenzhen, China, and the Housing Authority of Los Angeles. Encouraging data

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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. The state aggressively courted the Chinese electric-car maker, hoping it would create jobs and put electric vehicles on the road.

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Chinese Electric Car in 2008?

Plugs and Cars

I've long heard rumors of Chinese auto makers developing an electric car. It makes lots of sense, given Chinese battery production. Now Autobloggreen has a report out of China involving BYD. Now, using Lithium (a Chinese product without lead!),

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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

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BYD shares recover after mid-year blip

Green Cars News

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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BYD to reveal electric vehicle launch plans

Green Cars News

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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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 arrives in Europe

Green Cars News

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 heads to the USA

Green Cars News

Build Your Dreams (BYD) Company Limited has been earmarked under the category “one to watch” here at TheGreenCarWebsite.co.uk Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Build Your Dreams Auto BYD BYD Auto BYD e6 electric car BYD in the USA Chinese auto manufacturers Los Angeles Warren Buffet for several years – and now it appears braced for the big time.

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Drive Report: BYD F3DM, Chinese Plug-In Hybrid Needs Work

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Chinese auto giant BYD is one of the world’s leaders in the field of hybrid vehicles, having been the first in the market with a mass-produced plug-in hybrid back in 2009--albeit in China only--and now with several small fleets of plug-in hybrid models here in the U.S. These are small-scale tryouts of BYD's technology, with one fleet being

BYD’s Qin plug-in hybrid the best selling automotive EV in China

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BYD’s second-generation Dual-Mode, plug-in hybrid electric sedan Qin has posted a second month of strong sales in February. In the first weeks of 2014, more than 6,000 Qin vehicles were sold, accounting for more than one-half of the Chinese new-energy vehicle market. BYD’s Qin.

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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. Throughout the entire production process we focus on quality to assure that our customers are getting the best Chinese electric vehicle.

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BYD reveals turbocharged engine

Green Cars News

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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Daimler launches new DENZA 500 electric vehicle for the Chinese market; 500 km range

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Daimler and BYD Automotive Industry Co., Engineered and produced in and for China, the new DENZA 500 model combines Daimler’s vehicle architecture expertise and advanced safety engineering with BYD’s leading advantages in battery technology. and BYD Automotive Industry Co.,

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

Green Car Reports

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.

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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.

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BYD, China's Electric-Car Star, Faces Steeper Challenges

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Chinese carmaker BYD is facing tough times ahead, following reports that its stock has fallen 43 percent since its February high. As China's figurehead for electric vehicles, BYD is best-known in the U.S. Read our first drive of the BYD e6 crossover for its e6 electric crossover, and being part-owned by billionaire entrepreneur Warren Buffett.

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Daimler-BYD DENZA EV tracking for 2014 introduction

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The joint Chinese brand of Daimler and its partner BYD (Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology, BDNT) is tracking toward the market introduction of the DENZA EV in 2014, as announced earlier.

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BYD electric vehicles head to Singapore

Green Cars News

The expansion of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD continues in earnest after the company signed a memorandum of understanding with SMRT Corporation in Singapore. The two will now enter discussions about the possibility of establishing a joint venture to distribute BYD’s eBUSes and e6 taxis. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD BYD e6 electric taxi BYD eBUSes electric vehicles Singapore

Chinese Electric Carmaker BYD Loves LA Too, For U.S. Offices

All Cars Electric

While Chinese car company BYD exhibited its E6 all-electric crossover at the Detroit Auto Show last January, they've otherwise been fairly quite of late. Friday, California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger joined BYD's chairman, Chuanfu Wang Now comes word that the company has chosen downtown Los Angeles as the location for its U.S. headquarters.

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BYD launches Qin plug-in hybrid in China

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BYD Qin. BYD has officially launched its Qin plug-in hybrid in China; the performance-based hybrid car is intended to target key world markets. BYD Qin Chinese market specs. BYD 476ZQA (1.5). 4,155 of them tried to purchase the new model, according to BYD.

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BYD E6 Electric Minivan Gets Chinese Makeover, But Will It Ever Get Here?

Green Car Reports

This year hasn’t been easy for Chinese automaker BYD, thanks to abysmal performance on the Chinese stock-market, accusations of copyright infringement and a launch schedule that it just can’t seem to keep to. But over the summer the automaker has been busy, trying to turn its reputation around and updating improving some of its

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