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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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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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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BYD to provide 50 e6 EVs to Opoli’s San Diego ride-sharing fleet

Green Car Congress , a ridesharing service and app based in San Diego, has partnered with China-based BYD Motors Inc, which will provide 50 e6 EVs to the Opoli fleet as part of a green initiative. The e6 has been incorporated in fleets in Hong Kong, London, Singapore, Rotterdam, Bogota and Rio de Janeiro. BYD says that more than 800 are in operation as public eTaxis worldwide, with an accumulated fleet range of more than 45 million miles (72 million km).

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 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. in commercial fleets--perhaps to a taxi rank near you. 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. Now it''s going on duty in Hong Kong too, where pollution dogs the city''s streets and the

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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. Hongkong first pure electric taxi fleet.

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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. million miles) in cumulative fleet miles.

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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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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 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 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. greentomatocars is London’s second largest quality minicab service, with a fleet of 300. The company expects that the 50 electric BYD e6 will be available for its customers to use from the second quarter of 2013.

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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. million miles) in cumulative fleet miles.

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

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The city of London, England is set to have its first all-electric taxi fleet from the second quarter of 2013. 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. greentomatocars is London's second-largest quality minicab

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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 reports plug-in fleet test results; rapid charging not diminishing capacity

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BYD all-electric e6 Taxi in service in Shenzhen. In conjunction with the one-year anniversary of its all-electric vehicle Taxi fleet test, BYD announced high-level results of several pilots of its plug-in electric vehicles—the F3DM, e6 and eBUS-12—in fleet testing across the world.

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Colombia introduces electric taxi fleet

Green Cars News

Electric vehicles could soon become commonplace in the Colombian city of Bogota, after a project was introduced to spearhead an electric taxi fleet. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD e6 Colombia electric vehicles green cars Mitsubishi i-MiEVThe project was put together by the Clinton Climate Initiative Cities programme, and its partner the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group. It has been born from Bogota’s role in the C40-CCI Electric [.].

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

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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. Weekly column. By Nikki Gordon-Bloomfield.

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BYD electric car available now in China

Green Cars News

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

London’s electric taxi fleet delayed by lack of charging points

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Plans to launch a fleet of fully-electric taxi cars in London have been delayed due to a lack of suitable charging points. Well-known environmentally-minded taxi firm, Green Tomato Cars had planned to have 50 of the BYD e6 cars, up and running as part of its fleet by the middle of the month.

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London’s first all-electric taxi fleet coming from April 2013

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London could soon see the arrival of its first all-electric taxi fleet after one of the capital’s minicab services sealed a deal with Chinese EV manufacturer BYD.

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Report: First BYD EVs In U.S. Going To Government Fleets

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market, announcing plans for a new headquarters in Los Angeles and claiming that its E6 model already meets all local regulations and standards. Chinese automaker and battery specialist BYD is accelerating plans to bring its first electric vehicles to the U.S. However, before you get all excited about getting your hands on a low-cost EV there

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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. Electric cars Green cars Latest news BYD BYD e6 BYD eBus-12 BYD F3DM plug-in cars plug-in hybrid carsAs 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 [.].

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BYD Presents Happy Results From Chinese Electric-Taxi Test

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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. Automaker BYD is by far China's most aggressive when it comes to electric cars.

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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 and Hertz partnering on EV rentals in China

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As part of the partnership, Hertz will rent BYD’s e6 electrical vehicle (EV) to Chinese consumers, municipalities and government agencies. As part of this agreement, the BYD’s e6, a 5-seat, battery-electric vehicle with the driving range of more than 186 miles (240 km) will be introduced into the Hertz China’s rental fleet making BYD’s e6 the first pure EV for rent in China. 300 more BYD e6s were added to these fleets in July for the 2011 Shenzhen Universiade.

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Green Tomato Cars cans deal for 50 BYD electric taxi cars

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The capital’s second largest minicab firm, Green Tomato Cars has pulled out of a deal with Chinese firm, BYD which would have seen it operating a fleet of e6 electric crossover vehicles, as part of its taxi service.[.].

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

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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. The Nanjing announcement will create one of the world’s largest fleet of pure electric public transport vehicles and certainly the largest supplied by BYD to date. Nanjing, China and Nanjing Public Transportation Group ordered more than 1,000 fully electric transit buses and taxis from BYD Company Ltd.

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When Will EVs Hit Primetime?

Revenge of the Electric Car

In 2008 the company released a test fleet of 450 Mini-E vehicles and is getting ready to announce its second phase. BYD’s all-electric e6 production line at the company’s base in Shenzhen was “ready for manufacturing&# in March, but was only producing the gasoline-powered F6, according to Yang Binbin, who writes for Caixin magazine, a business publication based in Beijing. This Christian Science Monitor article takes an in-depth look at an age.

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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. 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. The BYD K9 all-electric buses will be placed into trial service as of Q2 2013 in the Colombian capital.

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Chinese BYD SUV Aims for US Market

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BYD used the Detroit show to showcase another vehicle, an all-electric crossover known as the BYD E6 Premier. Designed to be a 2012 model, the E6 Premier offers a top speed of 87 mph and a range of 186 miles.

EPA Trends on EVs and PHEVs; beginning of a “measurable and meaningful impact” on new vehicle fuel economy and emissions

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Including net upstream CO 2 emissions for vehicles operating on electricity would reduce the positive impact of alternative fuel vehicles on fleet-wide CO 2 emissions, the agency noted. Fuel economy average for the US fleet, per the Trends report, is 24.1

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

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REDDIT STUMBLE UPON MYSPACE MIXX IT Paste this link into your favorite RSS desktop reader See all RSS FEEDS ( close ) By Marc Gunther Last Updated: April 13, 2009: 9:29 AM ET Warren Buffett with BYDs E6. BYDs breakthrough all-electric E6, photographed at this years Detroit auto show. The E6 will hit the Chinese market later this year. The first buyers will be fleet users, which will build central fast-charging facilities.

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City of Bogota, Columbia launches electric taxi pilot; part of C40-CCI EV Network

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The City of Bogota, Colombia, has launched a pilot project to spur the use of electric vehicles in Bogota’s center-city taxi fleet. Importantly, the conversion to electric vehicle technology is expected to avoid the daily consumption of seven gallons of fossil fuel per vehicle, thereby cutting operating costs and greenhouse gas emissions across the 50-strong taxi fleet by more than 80% and 70%, respectively.

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Clean Tech - GigaOM -

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BYD’s plug-in hybrid F3DM went on sale (for fleet operators) late last year, and it’s supposed to launch its first all-electric model — the E6 — in the second half of 2009. BYD plans to sell its electric E6 and a plug-in hybrid sedan in the U.S. With a price tag of roughly $22,000, BYD’s F3DM — available only to fleet operators at this point — is too costly for companies to go for it en masse.

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

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The company also announced in June that it will build electric family sized minivans, SUVs and fleet vans with DOE funding (see article ) and it has formed a partnership with Daimler to provide powertrain components for the electric Smart car.

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Will China win the electric car race? The Green Piece

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Last week the company announced that it would bring its five-seat E6 electric car in small numbers to the US next year. Beyond manufacturing, subsidies of 50,000 yuan were offered to taxi fleets and local government agencies in 13 cities for each hybrid or electric vehicle they purchased, while research subsidies were also increased. “We are not trying to save the world, we are making money.”.

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Mainstream media catches green car bug

Green Cars News

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. There is belief in some circles that the media must emphasise the difference between alternative-fuel vehicles for mass production and those intended as concept cars or fleet vehicles.

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