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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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The city of Bogota, Colombia launched what it said will become the largest all-electric taxi fleet in South America. On Aug. 2, BYD Co., Ltd., Codesa, Praco, Helm Bank, and ETC held a ceremony at the Tercer Milenio Charging Station announcing and displaying all-electric e6 taxis to be put into service in Colombia’s capital city. […]

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Backed by Warren Buffett, BYD is short for “Build Your Dreams,” but the Chinese electric car maker has dreams of its own, such as dominating the world, or at least local markets. Previously the company has projected it will become “China’s No. 1 automaker by 2015 and the world’s leading car maker by 2025,” but […]

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BYD and the City of Lancaster announced yesterday the arrival of two BYD manufacturing facilities in Lancaster, California. BYD will begin operating an electric bus manufacturing facility and an Iron-Phosphate energy module (large-scale battery) manufacturing facility in the coming months. Both will be located in the California city of Lancaster. These mark the first manufacturing […]

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BYD unveiled last week several technologies to improve fuel efficiencies by more than 20 percent in all its 2014 vehicle line-up. The company is calling it the “Green Hybrid.” There are several breakthroughs said to be tied to the “Green Hybrid” initiative; first BYD becomes the first vehicle OEM to implement the higher-efficiency 48VDC vehicle […]

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45 BYD electric taxis will contribute to electrify Hong Kong City’s public transport. The city has plans to replace diesel buses and LPG taxis with electric-powered vehicles. Experts anticipate that this will reduce Hong Kong’s vehicle emissions by nearly 56 percent. BYD concurrently unveiled its plan to introduce e6 pure electric taxis in the region […]

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Chinese automaker BYD isn’t a car brand immediately recognizable to most in the U.S., but the company is well established in sales of electric vehicles outside of the States. In addition to manufacturing electric transit buses, the company’s compact all-electric car, the e6, is also becoming a popular model for fleet purchases. BYD recently announced […]

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