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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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Twenty two additional BYD electric taxis will roll in Rotterdam. Rotterdam Taxi Company (RTC) indicated it is planning to add another 22 BYD e6 electric taxis to its fleet. RTC became in 2013 the first operator in Europe to put into service BYD’s electric taxi, the BYD e6. RTC CEO Sjaak de Winter signed a […]

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BYD’s California-built electric bus has passed an important step before its commercialization can begin. The Altoona Bus Research and Testing Center under the Larson Institute and sponsored by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA), has completed the FTA’s “new model bus testing program” of the first 40-foot (12 meter), all-electric bus. According to BYD, its ebus […]

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BYD Company Ltd. announced it has received a record-setting order for its EV buses and EV Taxis. The city of Hangzhou is a place commonly referred to as one of China’s most beautiful cities. In response to China’s deteriorating air quality and ecological environment, BYD said Hangzhou’s leadership has taken a serious stance on combating […]

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Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd. (BDNT) officially unveiled its DENZA all-electric vehicle at Auto China 2014, in Beijing. This world premiere is the result of the 50:50 R&D technology joint venture established by Daimler and BYD back in 2010 – the first Sino-German joint venture dedicated to an all-electric vehicle in China. The […]

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BYD electrified vehicles sales look to be going strong as the company’s second-generation Dual-Mode, Plug-in Hybrid Electric sedan, the BYD QIN (pronounced “cheen”), has set a second record month of sales in February. Trends in March now make it “China’s Best-Selling Electric Vehicle” according to China’s National Passenger Car Association (NPCA). After its launch in […]

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BYD is also jumping on the London EV taxi bandwagon with its BYD e6 EV. the Chinese-controlled company said it is bringing its range of pure electric private hire vehicles to Europe and has teamed up with London-based Thriev to provide 20 BYD e6 cars to the company’s emission-free London chauffeur-driven fleet within the next […]

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Following through on plans postponed in 2010, Chinese electric and conventional automaker BYD says it will launch four new models to U.S. showrooms by late next year. Its plans follow other Chinese automakers with eyes on the U.S. market, and the company actually already has a U.S. presence with intent to begin production this March […]

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