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As of yesterday, select London ride-hailing Uber drivers began driving leased Nissan Leafs for a trial period the two companies are referring to as “a new, major electric vehicle (EV) project” The program begins with 20 battery-electric Leafs followed with 30 BYD E6 electric small SUVs. An Uber spokesman was unable to say what the […]

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China’s BYD Company Ltd. is already the largest manufacturer of battery-electric automobiles and buses, and now it can add sanitation trucks to the list. This should give Warren Buffet some measure of satisfaction as his Berkshire Hathaway investment firm plunked down $230 million for a 10 percent stake in BYD in 2008. The fleet of […]

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BYD, the world’s largest electric bus manufacturer and the leading electric carmaker in China, will build 27 battery-electric trucks under a $9 million California grant. The electric trucks will replace diesel service trucks and yard tractors in the communities of Commerce, Fontana and San Bernadino. The funds are for 23 class-8 yard trucks and four class-5 […]

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Samsung Electronics has been in talks to acquire a stake in Chinese automaker BYD, which the South Korean electronics giant says would help boost its chip business for plug-in electric vehicles. Samsung said it has not finalized how much it would spend to buy the stake, nor how big a holding it would take in […]

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The Chinese electrified car manufacturer that counts Warren Buffet as a key investor, and which led Tesla in sales last year, delivered its 50,000th Qin plug-in hybrid as quickly as it took the Chevy Volt. This was accomplished last month for the PHEV that was launched a couple years after the Volt, but whose first […]

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Electrified vehicles will jump to $58 billion in global revenue by the end of the decade as urban areas face more congestion and pollution, according to an ABI Research study. Global electric vehicle revenue will hit a mark five times its market value in 2015, and that will come through a wide variety of vehicle […]

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China has reported that by March it had exceeded a half-million plug-in electrified vehicles sold, and if things go to plan, the world has seen almost nothing yet. In what is now the largest conventional car and plug-in car market, Chinese authorities have since 2012 had a goal that Tesla could approve of to sell […]

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The Cuban government, which owns about half of the country’s cars, has placed an order for just over 700 passenger vehicles through Chinese automaker Build Your Dreams (BYD). “Cuba is buying a fleet of fuel efficient cars through a company called Tecnoimport to support its growing tourist industry,” Forbes reported. “The order for its first […]

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According to an official statement released recently, the Shenzhen city government plans to contribute up to $800 million (5 billion yuan) to stimulate increased green vehicles sales. The Shenzhen government plans to use the fund to increase green energy infrastructure throughout the city. By creating charging stations and financially assisting purchasers of green vehicles Shenzhen hopes to […]

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New York-based AJ Greentech Holdings Ltd. will be assembling BYD e6 electric vehicles. The company signed, through its Taiwan-based subsidiary, Taiwan Solar Energy Co., Ltd., a contract with Taiwan BYD to assemble and manufacture its electric taxi model, known as the e6. These Taiwanese BYD e6 will first be destined to the Taiwan market; the […]

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