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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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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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