BYD E6 EV Heading to Hertz Rental Fleet in US

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BYD E6 EV Heading to Hertz Rental Fleet in US
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Out in Shenzhen, China, tourists can rent a BYD E6 electric vehicle from Hertz and it appears that the EV will be making its way to America as part of Hertz’s rental fleet in the U.S. Jack Hidary, the global EV leader for Hertz, spoke about the Chinese government’s support of electric vehicles while explaining… Continue Reading...

Daimler and BYD Form Denza Brand for Chinese Market

Daimler and BYD Form Denza Brand for Chinese Market
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It’s been two years since Daimler and BYD of China announced a partnership to develop electric vehicles for the Chinese market, but the collaboration finally has a name: Denza. The two have not decided on what the logo will look like, but it appears that there are three possibilities being considered. None of the logos… Continue Reading...

Daimler, BYD to Preview Electric Vehicle Prototype At 2012 Beijing Auto Show

Daimler, BYD to Preview Electric Vehicle Prototype At 2012 Beijing Auto Show
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Last year, Germany’s Daimler AG and the Chinese BYD Auto have formed a 50-50 joint R&D venture called “Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. Ltd.” to pursue a new brand that will focus on the development of pure electric vehicles for China. Now, the two automakers have revealed intentions to introduce a new electric vehicle concept… Continue Reading...

BYD Grand Opening Launches U.S. Operations

BYD Grand Opening Launches U.S. Operations
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There’s a new kid in Los Angeles, BYD. The Chinese battery and electric car manufacturer opened its California office today. BYD says it will bring 150 green-collar engineering and management jobs to the city. The event highlight, however, is a deal between BYD and Hertz to provide airport shuttles to the rental agency. This could prove… Continue Reading...

BYD to Launch World’s First Fully Electric Bus

BYD to Launch World’s First Fully Electric Bus
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It’s not clear if Chinese automaker BYD is more famous because of its billionaire investor Warren Buffet, or because of its continued failed promises to sell cars in North America. Soon, however, you might recognize the brand as your emissions free transportation to and from the office. That’s because BYD is preparing to launch its… Continue Reading...

BYD Raises $219 Million In IPO, Thanks To Warren Buffett: Still Lower Than Expected

BYD Raises $219 Million In IPO, Thanks To Warren Buffett: Still Lower Than Expected
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Warren Buffett and Chinese carmaker BYD have raised 1.4 billion yuan, or $219 million, in their initial public offering in Shenzhen. While seemingly impressive, the figure was below expectations. Investors were worried over how well the company would perform, and lacked confidence for the company. BYD had hoped to raise 2.19 billion yuan, or another $34… Continue Reading...

BYD Establishes Office In California

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BYD Establishes Office In California
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BYD, China’s 4th largest automaker, has finally established a location in Southern California, although the digs are modest to say the least. BYD’s new home in America is an office within a used car dealership in Glendale, a Los Angeles suburb. According to reports, the dealership is being used to train BYD technicians, and BYD… Continue Reading...

WikiLeaks Notes Illegal, Dangerous Practices by BYD Putting Buffett’s Investment in Doubt

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WikiLeaks Notes Illegal, Dangerous Practices by BYD Putting Buffett’s Investment in Doubt
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Of all the Chinese automakers, BYD (or Build Your Dreams) has been pegged for several years now as the one to bet on. A battery company turned car manufacturer, BYD was the first from China to display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, holding a press conference and making claims that have… Continue Reading...

BYD B6 Electric Car To Debut In 2011

BYD B6 Electric Car To Debut In 2011
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BYD, the Chinese automaker backed by American investment magnate Warren Buffet, has delayed plans to bring their B6 electric car to America to better engineer the car for American tastes. The Wall Street Journal, having spoken to a BYD representative, claims that, “the holdup was caused by BYD’s efforts to make the car roomier, especially… Continue Reading...

Hyundai’s Biggest Market Is China, Not Korea

Hyundai’s Biggest Market Is China, Not Korea
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China is the world’s biggest auto market in the world, so it might not be so surprising that China is also Hyundai‘s new biggest market, after the automaker sold more cars in China than Korea for the second straight month. Buoyed by the success of the Yuedong (aka our Elantra) and the Tuscon crossover, Hyundai… Continue Reading...

BYD And Daimler To Collaborate On EVs In China

BYD And Daimler To Collaborate On EVs In China
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Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz and BYD, China’s fastest growing car company, established a joint venture to develop electric cars in China. Based in the industrial city of Shenzen, the two companies respective experience with electric cars complements one another. BYD is experienced with battery and drivetrain systems, while Daimler will bring their knowledge of… Continue Reading...

Electric Taxis Roll Out In China

Electric Taxis Roll Out In China
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The Chinese city of Shenzen recieved a fleet of 40 electric taxicabs last week, marking a historic milestone for China and electric vehicles. The taxis, made by Chinese automaker BYD have a top speed of 140 km/h, and are capable of getting 300 miles on a single charge.BYD, backed by American investor Warren Buffet, is… Continue Reading...

Daimler CEO: China Must Adopt EVs, Gas And Diesel Cars Not Feasible For Their Market

Daimler CEO: China Must Adopt EVs, Gas And Diesel Cars Not Feasible For Their Market
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In a shockingly forthright appraisal of the Chinese auto market, Daimler CEO Dieter Zetsche laid out the harsh reality for the Chinese auto market, stating that petroleum-powered vehicles are not sustainable due to the massive demand, and that electric vehicles are imperative. Speaking at an event in Beijing, Zetsche remarked “If you look at the… Continue Reading...

Chinese Automaker BYD To Set Up Shop In Los Angeles

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Chinese Automaker BYD To Set Up Shop In Los Angeles
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Chinese electric car maker BYD announced plans to establish a headquarters in Downtown Los Angeles, in a joint statement released with the Mayor of Los Angeles, and the Governor of California. “By the end of next year, the plan is to offer several models,” BYD Senior Vice President Stella Li told reporters in Los Angeles…. Continue Reading...

China’s Huatai B35 SUV Combines Porsche, Bentley, Audi and Who Knows What Else

China’s Huatai B35 SUV Combines Porsche, Bentley, Audi and Who Knows What Else
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Having been to BYD Auto’s facilities in Shenzhen, China, we have witnessed first-hand the development stages of China’s new-age automotive manufacturers. What was most entertaining was how BYD Auto blatantly copies well-established auto manufacturers when it comes to the styling of its vehicles. In fact, one of the vehicles they had displayed in their museum… Continue Reading...

Detroit 2010: BYD e6 Electric Crossover Coming to America in 2010

Detroit 2010: BYD e6 Electric Crossover Coming to America in 2010
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Chinese manufacturer BYD (Build Your Dreams) presented its e6 electric crossover at the Detroit Auto Show and announced plans to bring it to America later this year. Powered by BYD’s Fe battery, the e6 boasts a range of 205 miles on a single charge in cruising mode, less than the 249 miles from previous reports… Continue Reading...

Report: Chinese Automaker BYD to Bring All-Electric e6 to U.S. Next Year

Report: Chinese Automaker BYD to Bring All-Electric e6 to U.S. Next Year
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Chinese manufacturer BYD is getting ready to introduce its electric car to the U.S. in 2010. According to the Wall Street Journal, BYD’s chairman Wang Chuanfu said the lithium-ion battery powered e6 will be ready ahead of schedule with a limited run of a few hundred vehicles. With an estimated price tag of $40,000, BYD… Continue Reading...

Volkswagen and Chinese Automaker BYD to Explore Electric Vehicle Partnership

Volkswagen and Chinese Automaker BYD to Explore Electric Vehicle Partnership
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Volkswagen and Chinese automaker BYD (Build Your Dreams) have signed a “memorandum of understanding” announcing that the two car manufacturers will seek ways to work together to bring electric vehicles and hybrids to market. Volkswagen recently announced its TwinDrive diesel-electric hybrid system and we recently reported on a rumor that the German automaker will bring… Continue Reading...

BYD e6 Electric Car Set for Production in 2009

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BYD e6 Electric Car Set for Production in 2009
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Chinese atuo manufacturer Beyond Your Dreams (BYD) announced at the 2009 North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) in Detroit that is it currently working on developing a pure electric vehicle that will offer impressive range. The announcement was made following news that BYD has developed a plug-in gasoline-electric hybrid which is already on the road… Continue Reading...