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Without the help of the U.S. or European markets, China’s BYD has now surpassed Mitsubishi with the third highest cumulative global total of plug-in cars sold. This is true despite a very slow start late last decade into this decade, but the carmaker is on a roll now, and could very likely have passed Tesla’s […]

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Among the nations of the world, the 522,519 cumulative plug-in electrified vehicles (PEVs) sold in the U.S. makes it the world’s number one market – and China with 521,649 through September is now technically tied. Both countries for now are behind Europe by a bit less than 50,000 units, and their essential tie is because […]

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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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