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    Video: BYD pits its Qin Plug-in Hybrid against, well, almost everything on the drag strip
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    We don't know if episodes of "Pinks" are shown in China, but Shenzhen-based automaker BYD appears to be doing its best simulation, by pitting its Qin plug-in hybrid sedan against all comers. Two recent YouTube videos show the sedan facing off against Mustangs, Minis, Porsches and all sorts of ...

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    Report: BYD may be singing electric bus blues on testing, wage issues
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    Omaha, we have a problem. BYD, the China-based vehicle maker that's about 10 percent owned by Warren Buffett ("The Oracle of Omaha") is facing questions about the reliability of electric buses that are targeted for use by the city of Long Beach, CA, after cracks were found in some of the buses' ...

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    Report: Taiwanese taxi group orders 1,500 e6 EVs from BYD
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    Taiwan may be small in the grand scheme of things - the island off of China's southeastern coast is slightly larger than Maryland - but it's a big deal for BYD and sales of that automaker's e6 electric vehicle. BYD Taiwan, a partnership between BYD Hong Kong and Taiwan Solar Energy Co., has ...

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    Report: BYD spicing up plug-in line-up with Tang hybrid, E9 electric sports car
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    BYD seems bent on using green technologies to inject performance into its line up. The Chinese automaker is already set to offer its Qin Hybrid (pictured) – pronounced Chin, it's a 50-km (31-mile) plug-in version of its Su Rui model, said to be capable of sprinting to 100 km/h (62 miles per ...

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    Official: 45 BYD e6 EVs make up South America's largest all-electric taxi service
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    BYD can now lay claim to producing South America's largest all-electric taxi fleet. The China-based automaker said 45 BYD e6 EVs have been put into taxi service in Bogota, Colombia. The crossover EVs are part of a pilot project geared to boost green-car adoption in Colombia and are said to have a ...

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    Official: BYD gets Europe's largest-ever e-bus contract, headed to Amsterdam airport
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    China-based automaker BYD won a contract from the city of Amsterdam for what the company says will be the largest-ever European fleet of battery-electric buses. BYD will produce 35 buses that will be used at the city's Schiphol Airport to shuttle passengers between terminals and aircraft on the ...

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    Report: China's push for greener cars boosts BYD's stock price
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    China automaker BYD saw its stock reach its highest price in Hong Kong stock exchange trading in almost a month after the Chinese government reiterated its plan to push for greater adoption of greener vehicles in order to help reduce urban pollution, Bloomberg reports. Additionally, advanced ...

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    Report: BYD e6 EV will be sold in the US only to fleet buyers
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    It looks like those long curious to ride in a BYD battery-electric car in the US will only be able to do so from the back of a cab. The China-based company, which has for years been trumpeting a potential entry into the US light-vehicle market with the all-electric e6 sedan, will only sell the EV ...

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    Report: BYD may go all-green with vehicle production, eliminating gas-only powertrains
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    It's not quite Elon Musk's vision of a purely electric-vehicle company, but BYD may move away from purely gas-powered cars in an attempt to reverse lagging sales. Yes, you read that right. The China-based automaker could stop making gas-powered cars within two years and may go solely with ...

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    Report: China will re-start plug-in vehicle subsidies, says BYD chair
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    China, which ended its three-year electric-vehicle subsidy program in December, will resume it as soon as April, Reuters reports, citing BYD chairman Wang Chuanfu. The head of the China-based automaker, whose biggest shareholder is Warren Buffet, didn't disclose details about the subsidy ...

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    Report: Proterra slams Long Beach for giving electric bus contract to China's BYD
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    While the city of Long Beach, CA, could pit BYD and Proterra electric buses against each other in a race along the city's famed Long Beach Grand Prix route to determine the winner of the municipality's new bus contract, we know that's not going to happen. Instead, the city is debating its ...

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    Report: BYD hopes to quadruple light-duty plug-in vehicle sales this year
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    Brooklyn Dodger fans were long known for their mantra, "Wait 'til next year." BYD appears to be following suit. The Chinese automaker says it will more than quadruple light-duty plug-in vehicle sales next year, as demand will be fueled by a combination of government incentives and rising gas ...

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    Review: BYD adding to Shenzen's city fleet with 500 e6 electric police cars
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    Chinese electric carmaker BYD has won a contract to supply 500 E6 pure electric police cars to the city of Shenzen, China. For BYD, the deal signifies that the "promotion of BYD new energy vehicles has reached a new height." The BYD e6 can reach a maximum speed of 140 kilometers per hour (about ...

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    Report: Hong Kong may get more electric taxis from Nissan, BYD
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    Nissan, BYD and Toyota are among companies that may soon be supplying plug-in vehicles to Hong Kong's taxi fleet, the publication Energy and Capital reports. With cabs accounting for more than 18,000 of Hong Kong's approximately 550,000 vehicles, adding plug-in vehicles to the city's fleet could ...

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    Official: BYD will supply 46 EVs to Bogota taxi fleet
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    Chinese automaker BYD will soon be running a fleet of 49 electric vehicles as emissions-free taxis in the capital of Colombia. BYD will supply 46 of its e6 EVs to Bogota for what will be the first all-electric taxi fleet in South America. Three more e6 EVs will be provided for Colceincias, ...

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    Official: BYD offers "free" emission-free driving to taxi, bus operators in China
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    Faced with a history of slow plug-in vehicle sales in China, BYD has a new plan to move electric metal: free emission-free cars. Sort of. Called "Zero vehicle purchase price, Zero costs, Zero emissions," BYD's new plan involves the company's all-electric e6 and its electric bus in China. Instead ...

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    Official: BYD will bring 50 electric e6 to London taxi company greentomatocars
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    Chinese automaker BYD has reached an agreement to provide London with its first fleet of all-electric cabs. BYD and Greentomatocars signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) in which BYD would supply 50 all-electric e6 vehicles for the company's fleet. Greentomatocars, which operates about 300 ...

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    Official: BYD buses win MPGe tests in Colombia
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    The energy efficiency of electric buses from BYD didn't get lost in translation, apparently. The Chinese company entered its all-electric buses in a fuel-efficiency testing program put on in Colombia by the Clinton Climate Initiative (CCI) and InterAmerican Development Bank (IABD), and the buses ...

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    Official: BYD sells its first electric cars, three E6 EVs, in Thailand
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    Hey, it's a start. BYD, the China-based vehicle maker that's repeatedly delayed the debut of its battery-electric vehicles for the U.S. market, has sold three of its EVs to the Thai utility company that supplies power to Bangkok as part of an effort to promote EV vehicle use in the country. ...

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    Report: Batteries not to blame in all-electric BYD e6 fire
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    Here's some good news for fans of the BYD e6 and, quite possibly, electric vehicles in general. A couple months ago, BYD saw its stock take a big hit amidst speculation about the safety of its batteries when an e6 taxi caught fire in a fatal crash after getting rear-ended by a Nissan GT-R being ...

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