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    Official: BYD launches 177 MPGe Qin hybrid in China
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    Not all of the new vehicles in the world this week were centered at the Detroit Auto Show. Case in point is the BYD Qin Hybrid, which launched in China and will be coming to Europe in about a year (an "early 2015" launch there is planned). This successor to the F3DM has a lot going for it, and ...

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    Report: BYD launching Qin PHEV in South America in 2014
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    Chinese automaker BYD is preparing to launch its second-generation Qin plug-in electric hybrid in Costa Rica next year. No details have been released yet on launch date, pricing, warranty or amenities. Sales will commence in Central and South America through what BYD describes as the region's ...

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    Report: Daimler, BYD on track to reveal Denza EV for China next year
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    There will be no Summertime Blues for the Daimler-BYD electric-vehicle collaboration in 2014. The two companies are still on track to start sales of the Denza EV in China next summer, according to Automotive News. Denza will unveil the production version of the car at next April's Beijing Motor ...

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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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    Official: LA orders up to 25 electric buses for transit duty in car-loving city
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    The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) has signed a contract with BYD Motors for up to 25 new all-electric buses, of a $30-million clean air bus technology pilot project. This is the first time Metro has purchased and placed into revenue service any all-electric ...

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    Report: Denza EV coming to big dealerships in China
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    Electric cars might soon be easier to acquire in China. The Denza electric car, built by a 50-50 joint venture between Daimler and BYD Co., may be sold through one of China's largest dealer groups. The holding company, Shenzen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., plans to announce its alliance with ...

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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: Nissan may build Leaf EVs, or the Fengshen E30, in China
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    Nissan may build a version of its Leaf electric vehicle in the Chinese province of Guangdong, where BYD, maker of the all-electric e6, is located, Bloomberg News says, citing China's National Development and Reform Commission. Nissan would partner with Dongfeng Motor Group to build a ...

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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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