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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. Today in Car News

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. The e6 is a five-seat [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD BYD e6 BYD electric cars China electric car electric vehicles

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Electric taxis go into operation

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The streets of Shenzhen City in Guangdong Province are now a little bit cleaner after 40 battery electric taxis went into operation. 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

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BYD electric cars coming to London

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As London continues in its ambitious efforts to make every minicab and taxi in the city a zero emission model by 2020, one of the leading electric car makers in China will be introducing its vehicles into the capital.

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

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In last week’s edition of The Green Piece Column, we looked at the leaders in the green car race including the likes of Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen and Nissan. Here we offer some insight into these newcomers and their potential impact on the future of green motoring.

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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&#. In May this year, it signed a memorandum with Volkswagen to explore options for partnership in the area of hybrid and electric vehicles.

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BYD electric vehicles head to Singapore

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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

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

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. Electrical charging is also less likely to be a problem with many car owners having their own garages.

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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

Electric car crash prompts safety concerns

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A 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. 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 cars

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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)? An investigation shows that electric arcs, caused by short circuiting of the high voltage lines in the distribution [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD BYD e6 electric car fire electric cars green cars

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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 [.].

Daimler and BYD to join forces on electric cars

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It seems that it’s a new trend in motoring for auto manufacturers to join forces on green cars – and now you can add another partnership to the list. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news Mercedes BYD BYD e6 China Chinese electric cars Daimler electric vehicles Mercedes Benz B-Class F-CELL Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz A-Class E-CELL Mercedes-Benz electric cars smart fortwo

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Daimler and BYD to join forces on electric cars

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The name BYD Auto remains on the radar for green car enthusiasts as it continues its ambitious plans to establish itself a major global car manufacturer – and now the company has reached an understanding with German car making giant Daimler AG.

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BYD raises sales target for 2010

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The company has raised its sales targets for 2010 by 14 per cent thanks to the pending release of the all-electric e6 saloon car and the Chinese government’s green car friendly [.]. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD Auto BYD e6 electric car BYD F3DM plug-in hybrid electric car China China green car incentives electric vehicles

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Colombia introduces electric taxi fleet

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Electric vehicles could soon become commonplace in the Colombian city of Bogota, after a project was introduced to spearhead an electric taxi fleet. It has been born from Bogota’s role in the C40-CCI Electric [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD e6 Colombia electric vehicles green cars Mitsubishi i-MiEV

Electric cars shine in Shanghai

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As the Chinese government focuses its efforts on energy efficiency, electric cars have taken centre stage at the Shanghai Auto Show. Unsurprisingly, Chinese manufacturer BYD Auto has three electric models on display - the F3DM, F6DM and the e6. Another Chinese manufacturer, Great Wall Motor, which is based in Hebei, unveiled its all-electric car at the show - the GWKulla.

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BYD heads to the USA

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One of China’s fastest growing car manufacturers it will establish US headquarters in the city of Los Angeles over the next three years in a [.]. 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

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. The company will unveil its “Three Green Dreams” strategy that focuses on renewable energy generation; environmentally friendly storage; and energy consumption.

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Will China win the electric car race? The Green Piece

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Those were the words of Henry Li, head of Build Your Dreams (BYD) Auto’s export and trade division, as he spoke about the staggering growth of his company which launched one of China’s first electric saloon cars earlier this year. Last week the company announced that it would bring its five-seat E6 electric car in small numbers to the US next year. How China plans to dominate the electric car race. Tags: The Green Piece BYD China

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China and the Electric Car | Autos | Smart Spending | Mainstreet

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highways and parking lots, Americans are gradually turning to smaller, often hybrid , cars for fuel efficiency and lower environmental emissions. Even billionaire investor Warren Buffett is betting on the market for more fuel efficient and electric vehicles, including those made in China.

Mainstream media catches green car bug

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If you are wondering what the buzz words of 2009 will be, then look no further than “green cars&#. The latest example of green cars breaking into the mainstream media comes in the April 27 edition of Fortune Magazine , which features Warren Buffet on the cover in front of a BYD e6 electric car - the company that Buffet has invested in. Other critics believe there are excesses and distortions in the green car coverage.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

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News | Markets | Technology | Personal Finance | Small Business | CNN.com RSS Newsletters Video Home Fortune 500 Technology Investing Management Rankings Warren Buffett takes charge Warren Buffett hasnt just seen the car of the future, hes sitting in the drivers seat. Why hes banking on an obscure Chinese electric car company and a CEO who - no joke - drinks his own battery fluid. The car came straight to Omaha from the Detroit auto show.

When Will EVs Hit Primetime?

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old question for electric cars – When will electric cars make a real. presence in the world’s two largest passenger car markets (China and the. Read more in the article: Can electric cars break out of niche status in US, China market? Electric-car ventures made up nearly 40. billion invested in 180 green-technology companies. incentives, and concerns over the electrical grid are slowing the electric.

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