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. Despite various plans and announcements over the last five years, the e6 was never offered for retail sale in North America. 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

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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.

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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. e6 electric taxi.

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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. Ten fully electric cars begin work in London this week with private hire firm, Thriev.

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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. Thriev , a company offering zero-emission, chauffeured cars to corporate and private users in London, is adding 20.

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Initial details on fiery crash involving BYD e6 that killed 3

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Three passengers in a BYD e6 taxicab, including the driver, were killed in an accident in Shenzhen on 26 May. BYD e6 in flames following crash. A drunk driver crashed a high-speed Nissan GT-R into a BYD e6, and then collided with another, gasoline taxicab. China Auto Web.

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First European BYD e6 EVs to arrive in Rotterdam City

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BYD Company Ltd (BYD) and Rotterdam City entered into an agreement to deliver BYD’s all-electric e6 vehicles as part of the Netherlands’ green transportation project “75-EV-RO”; these will be the first BYD e6s in Europe.

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BYD e6 EV now available for consumers in China

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The BYD e6 electric vehicle ( earlier post ) will now be available for consumer purchases in China; previously, the e6 was only available for fleet purchases. Consumers in Shenzhen will receive a substantial government subsidy—equivalent to about US$18,000 (or 120,000 RMB)—and the e6 unsubsidized price will start at ~$56,900 (or 369,800 RMB). BYD e6s have been in operation in government and taxi fleets for nearly 18 months.

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BYD e6 Electric Taxi Fleet Launched In Hong Kong To Cut Pollution

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consumers, but the BYD e6 will eventually appear in the U.S. Taxi duties seem to be the e6''s true calling, and it''s already operating in China in just such a role. It might not be going on sale to U.S. in commercial fleets--perhaps to a taxi rank near you. Now it''s going on duty in Hong Kong too, where pollution dogs the city''s streets and the

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Bogotá pilots all-electric taxi fleet using BYD e6s

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BYD Ltd and Praco Didacol (BYD’s Colombian distribution partner) announced that BYD e6’s will be placed into Taxi service as of Q1 2013 in the Colombian capital Bogotá as a pilot. Forty-nine BYD e6, 5-passenger, all-electric cross-over sedans received approval from the Colombia Ministry of Transportation to operate as taxis in the city of Bogotá.

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BYD e6 Electric Crossover Won't Be Here Until Mid-2012

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In fact, its all-electric e6 was unveiled before the word Leaf became the name of an electric car. But despite unveiling a car long before many of its rivals, BYD won’t be bringing the e6 to the U.S. We’ve known about Chinese firm BYD for some time now. until the middle of next year. If the firm’s past reputation is anything to

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Updated BYD e6: First Drive Of Chinese Electric Crossover

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But Chinese maker BYD continues to develop and test the e6 all-electric crossover utility it hopes to sell in the U.S. Most Chinese carmakers have backed away from plans to attack 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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Hong Kong launches first battery-electric taxi fleet with BYD e6; new charging stations

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BYD announced the launch of Hong Kong’s first all-electric taxi fleet using the BYD e6 electric cross-over sedan. BYD collaborated with Sime Darby Motors Group (Sime Darby), Hong Kong Taxi & Public Light Bus Association Limited, The Link Management Limited, CLP Power Hong Kong Limited and The Hong Kong Electric Company Limited to place into service the first batch of 45 BYD e6 Taxis. The 5-passenger BYD e6 offers a range of up to 300 km (186 miles), according to BYD.

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BYD to launch e6 electric car

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The wait will soon be over for US customers eager to get their hands on BYD Auto’s e6 electric crossover. BYD will select a specific region in the US and target several hundred e6 cars at government agencies, utilities and even celebrities. Earlier this year, BYD had declared that it was planning four motor combinations for the e6, all of which can offer all-wheel drive with front and rear motors: 75kW; 75kW and 40kW; 160kW; and 160kW and 40kW.

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BYD delivers 500 battery-electric e6 police cars to Shenzhen Public Security Bureau

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After being selected through a public bidding process, BYD has delivered 500 battery-electric, e6 police vehicles to the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau this week. The BYD e6 reaches speeds of over 140 km/h (~87 mph) with a range of 300 km (187 miles), making it suited for the demands of police utility vehicles. Individual BYD e6 mileages have reached 250,000 km (or 156,000 miles), equivalent to more than ten years’ service life in a standard consumer car.

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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. 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. BYD, which stands for ''Build Your

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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

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BYD e6 Electric Taxi Burns After 112-MPH Drunk Supercar Driver Crash

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Over the weekend we heard the disturbing news that a BYD e6 electric taxi in Shenzhen China had burst into flames and killed three of its occupants after being hit by a speeding drunk driver. According to eyewitness reports, the BYD e6 taxi, one of around 400 e6 electric taxis being used in the area, was hit at around 3am on a popular downtown

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2012 BYD e6 Electric Crossover To Cost $35,000, 200-Mile Range

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Later today at the Detroit Auto Show, Chinese carmaker BYD will take the wraps off a new incarnation of the e6 crossover it's shown twice before. The company hopes to offer its 2012 BYD e6 S (for 'Sport') for sale in This time, however, it comes with an upgraded interior, a more powerful drive motor, and a price: $35,000 before incentives.

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BYD to supply 50 e6 BEVs to greentomatocars for minicabs in London

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Under a newly signed a Memorandum of Understanding, BYD will supply greentomatocars with 50 of its battery-electric e6 models for trial use as minicabs in London. The company expects that the 50 electric BYD e6 will be available for its customers to use from the second quarter of 2013. greentomatocars is London’s second largest quality minicab service, with a fleet of 300.

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BYD e6 Electric Crossover: Now Coming In 2013, Fleets First

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So the fate of the BYD e6 You don't hear as much worrying these days about the threat of Chinese automakers entering the U.S. market with inexpensive cars. Nor do you hear concerns over Chinese electric-car makers swamping sales of the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt, which have racked up more than 23,300 sales between them since December 2010.

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BYD Plans Limited Introduction of e6 EV in US Next Year

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BYD Auto, the Chinese automaker part-owned by a Warren Buffett company, plans to introduce a limited number of its e6 electric crossovers in the US next year, according to BYD Chairman Wang Chuanfu in an interview with the Wall Street Journal. BYD had showcased the e6 at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit in January. The e6 at NAIAS in January. Inside the e6. BYD says that the e6 has a range of more than 400 km (249 miles).

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Reviewer Drives BYD E6: Verdict? "One Trick Pony"

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Chinese automaker BYD, or "Build Your Dreams" has big plans. They had a strong presence at the recent 2011 Geneva Motor Show with a lineup of production electric cars both present and future, and the company intends to break into the U.S. market, never an easy task for a maker with little brand recognition. Nevertheless, the U.S. sales are

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BYD signs MOU to discuss EV JV in Singapore; distributing eBUSes and e6 taxis

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and its wholly owned subsidiary SMRT International Pte Ltd, a multi-modal transport service provider in Singapore, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with BYD Company Limited to enter into discussions regarding the possibility of establishing a joint venture to distribute BYD’s eBUSes and e6 Taxis in Singapore. The BYD eBUS-12 and the e6 taxis both can travel up to 300 km (186 miles) with a single electric charge. SMRT Corporation Ltd.

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More Mixed Messages From BYD, Claims E6 is U.S. Safety Ready

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Chinese battery firm and electric car company Build Your Dreams (BYD) have claimed their E6 all electric crossover SUV is ready for the U.S. sales headquarters in Los Angeles, BYD public relation manager Du Guozhong has claimed the E6 has passed all market. Following tightly behind an announcement at the start of May that BYD were opening a U.S.

Report: BYD to test market e6 EV in US in 2011

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plans to start test-marketing the e6 battery-electric vehicle ( earlier post ) in the US next year after almost a year’s delay, and is in talks with officials in Los Angeles to supply e-buses that could eventually lead to a manufacturing plant in the city. BYD earlier this year began selling e6 cars to taxi operators in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen and is collecting field data to improve the car. The Wall Street Journal reports that China’s BYD Co.

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BYD e6 Electric Crossover Will Be London Taxi, Still MIA In U.S.

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Taxi company greentomatocars and Chinese carmaker BYD have signed a Memorandum of Understanding that will see greentomato cars running a fleet of 50 BYD e6 electric crossovers. The city of London, England is set to have its first all-electric taxi fleet from the second quarter of 2013. greentomatocars is London's second-largest quality minicab

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2011 Detroit Auto Show Preview: 2012 BYD e6 Electric Crossover, Plug-In Hybrid Sedans

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One of those may be the e6 all-electric crossover built by Chinese manufacturer BYD. Now that the 2011 Nissan Leaf and 2011 Chevy Volt have reached showrooms--a handful of them, anyhow--a new crop of electric vehicles will launch into the market for 2011. Famed financier Warren Buffet was so intrigued by the upstart battery maker-turned-auto

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Tesla Model S vs. BYD e6: An unusual test drive mash-up with one clear winner

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Weekly column. By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield. The Low Carbon Vehicle event, held every year at the Millbrook proving ground in the heart of Bedfordshire, is a must-attend event for green transport aficionados, consultants, and government agencies wanting to improve their fleet’s carbon footprint.

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Investigation concludes fire in BYD e6 collision caused by electric arcs from short circuit igniting interior materials and part of power battery

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An investigation into the cause of the fire involving a BYD e6 electric taxi resulting from a fatal traffic collision in China earlier this year ( earlier post ) concluded that electric arcs caused by the short-circuiting of high voltage lines of the high voltage distribution box ignited combustible material in the vehicle including the interior materials and part of the power batteries. The e6 hit a tree before bursting into flames; the 3 occupants of the e6 were killed in the crash.

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BYD electric car available now in China

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It has seemingly been talked about for years – but now the BYD e6 electric vehicle has finally been made available for consumer purchases in China. The E6, which was previously available for fleet purchases, will cost US$38,430 thanks to a substantial government subsidy in Shenzhen of around US$18,000, reducing its initial price tag of [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD e6 BYD e6 electric car BYD electric cars China Shenzhen

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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2010 Detroit Auto Show: Chinese BYD e6 Electric Crossover To Come To U.S.

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That's the BYD e6 electric crossover, which could become the first Chinese vehicle sold in the U.S. Nearing the end of our 2010 Detroit Auto Show coverage brings us to a vehicle that got a lot of media attention, though it's unclear when it will actually arrive in the U.S. The crisply styled five-seat midsize crossover is entirely electric, with a

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BYD to test electric car in the US

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China’s BYD Auto is expected to start market testing of its e6 electric car in the USA beginning next year. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD Auto BYD e6 e6 electric car ShenzhenAccording to a report in The Wall Street Journal, testing will begin after more than a year’s delay with the company also in talks with officials in Los Angeles about the possibility of supplying e-buses [.].

Hertz rental cars to welcome BYD electric vehicles

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As part of the partnership, Hertz will rent the BYD e6 electric car to Chinese customers and government agencies. The e6 is a five-seat [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD BYD e6 BYD electric cars China electric car electric vehiclesOne 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.

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BYD electric cars coming to London

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2011 Think City Lives On, Still On Sale In Chicago Alongside BYD e6

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In June last year, Norwegian electric automaker Think filed for bankruptcy for the third time in its 20-year life. Since then, Think’s misfortunes have caused battery maker Ener1 to also declare bankruptcy while its own future is now in the automotive equivalent of limbo. In one small part of Chicago however, Think is alive and well -- and

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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Electric taxis go into operation

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The vehicles are based on BYD’s e6 with Shenzhen the first city to put electric taxis in operation in China. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Build Your Dreams BYD BYD Auto BYD e6 BYD e6 electric taxi electric taxis Guangdong Province Shenzhen City The streets of Shenzhen City in Guangdong Province are now a little bit cleaner after 40 battery electric taxis went into operation.

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

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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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Electric car crash prompts safety concerns

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One of the taxis was a BYD e6 [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD BYD e6 China electric car crash electric car safety electric cars green carsA tragic high speed accident involving an all-electric taxi in the Chinese city of Shenzhen has sparked further concerns about the safety of the new technology. On May 26, a Nissan GTR sports car smashed into the rear of two taxis at an estimated speed of 180km/h.

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Source of electric car fire revealed

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Remember earlier this year when a high-speed crash involving an all-electric BYD e6 electric taxi that burst into flames prompted safety concerns about electric vehicles (see article)? Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD BYD e6 electric car fire electric cars green carsWell now the reasons for that fire have been revealed. An investigation shows that electric arcs, caused by short circuiting of the high voltage lines in the distribution [.].

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BYD electric vehicles head to Singapore

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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 SingaporeThe expansion of Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD continues in earnest after the company signed a memorandum of understanding with SMRT Corporation in Singapore.