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...

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...

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...