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. RTC plans to extend its fleet of emissions free pure electric taxis to 25 within the next 18 months, according to CEO Sjaak de Winter. The BYD e6 is a five-passenger, crossover vehicle powered by the BYD Fe battery (lithium-iron phosphate).

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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. The District Government authorized this scalable all-electric taxi pilot in an effort to improve the air quality in Colombia’s dense cities.

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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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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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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. Last month, the Mayor of London announced that from 1 January 2018, all new taxis would have to be zero-emission capable in order to gain an operating licence.

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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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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. 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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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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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. Netherlands Prince Maurits van Oranje test drives the BYD all-electric e6 in Rotterdam. Equipped with a Li iron phosphate battery pack, the e6 (a 5-seat crossover all-electric vehicle) can travel up to 300 km (186 miles) per charge.

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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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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. The vehicles will use a rapid charger produced by BYD to r[.]. Electric cars

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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. It is my aim that London’s minicabs and taxis will be zero-emission by 2020, which will have a major impact on air quality.

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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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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.

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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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40 BYD e6-Based Electric Taxis Enter Service in Shenzhen City

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Forty battery-electric taxis-based on BYD’s e6—officially entered service in Shenzhen City, Guangdong Province. Shenzhen is the first city to officially put electric taxis in operation in China, according to Hu Jianping, president of Shenzhen Bus Group (SBG) at the launch ceremony. Wang Chuanfu, chief executive of BYD, said that the five passenger e6 has a maximum speed of 140 km/h (87 mph); consumes 21.5 Xinhua.

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

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Nanjing, China and Nanjing Public Transportation Group ordered more than 1,000 fully electric transit buses and taxis from BYD Company Ltd. 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. Nanjing Jiangnan Electric Taxi Ltd.

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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. The first taxis are expected to be operational in the city in the next few months. Bogota’s electric vehicle taxi project is a significant achievement, which demonstrates, once again, the city’s clear commitment to transform its transportation sector.

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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. 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 [.].

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. Eco-minded private taxi service Greentomatocars will trial 50 electric BYD e6 MPVs for six months from sometime in the second quarter of 2013, creating London’s first fully-electric and [.]. Latest news electric taxi greentomatocars London UK

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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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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. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Boris Johnson BYD BYD e6 electric cars electric taxi green cars London

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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. But d[.]. Latest News

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Green Tomato Cars cans deal for 50 BYD electric taxi cars

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A deal to bring more than 50 electric taxis onto London’s roads has been scrapped. 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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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.

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)? 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 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. The Shenzhen e6 Taxi fleet has now accumulated ~1,730,000 all-electric miles (2.77 kg) of carbon-dioxide emissions per day per taxi.

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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 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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High-Speed Impact, Not Batteries, To Blame In BYD Electric Car Fire

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The tragedy happened in May, when a BYD e6 all-electric taxi was hit early one morning by a speeding Nissan GT-R traveling at 112 mph or more. The post-impact electric-car fire which led to the death of three people in Shenzhen, China earlier this year was not caused by the car’s battery pack, crash investigators have concluded. While the

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Bogotá to test BYD electric buses

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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. 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.

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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. Following the announcement from the Mayor of London that all new taxis should be zero-emission by 2018, Thriev is ensuring that it remains ah[.]. Electric cars

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BYD and Daimler Sign Joint Venture Contract to Develop Electric Vehicles in China

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The company recently launched the e6, a pure electric vehicle and established itself as the first manufacturer in China to commercialize taxi business with its e6. BYD Company Limited and Daimler AG signed a contract creating a 50:50 research and technology joint venture called “Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. Ltd,” that will develop an electric vehicle for China. This follows the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on 1 March.( Earlier post.).

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Yunnan Investment Group and BYD to open new energy vehicle plants in Southwest China

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The market will be developed with BYD supplying Yunnan Investment Holdings BYD e6 electric taxis to be dispatched in the main cities of Yunnan (including Kunming, Qujin, Zhaotong, Honghe, Dali and Wenshen). Yunnan Investment Holdings Group and BYD intend to open new energy vehicle manufacturing plants in Yunnan Province, expanding BYD’s EV and new-energy businesses into southwest China and neighboring Asian countries.

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China’s EV Subsidy

Revenge of the Electric Car

All-electric e6 vehicles made by BYD charge up in Shenzhen, where the cars are used as taxis. The company launched its all-electric e6 taxis in the southern city of Shenzhen earlier this year. China is starting a program to subsidize buyers of battery-powered and plug-in hybrids. The two year program will start in five major cities later this year, and it is expected that the subsidies will be made available to buyers in other cities in the near future.

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EADS demonstrating electric and hybrid aviation propulsion; innovative distributed propulsion series hybrid

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Also at the Paris Air Show, EADCO and PC-Aero are presenting their two-motor electric aircraft project “Elektro E6”. The Elektro E6 is envisioned to feature a full carbon composite structure, two motors, high wing propeller, solar cells technology, 6 seats, 480 kg (1,058 lb) payload and 500-km (311-mile) range.

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When Will EVs Hit Primetime?

Revenge of the Electric Car

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. In March, BYD chief executive officer Wang Chuanfu announced that in the first half of 2010 the company will sell only 100 e6 cars, to a taxi company in Shenzhen.

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BYD to make impact in USA

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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. At the moment BYD is targeting corporate and government buyers because of subsidies for environmentally friendly vehicles for public transport applications such as taxis and the postal service.

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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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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 CNNMoney.com 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. Two all-electric cars - the E3 and the E6 - will follow later this year.

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