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    Official: BYD gets order for 3,000 all-electric taxis, buses from Hangzhou, China

    Who needs Long Beach when you have Hangzhou? BYD could happily be asking itself that question after the China city agreed to purchase 2,000 battery-electric buses and 1,000 electric e6 taxis from the China-based vehicle maker. BYD calls the purchase "record-setting" and says it will deliver half ...

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    Report: BYD hopes to quadruple light-duty plug-in vehicle sales this year

    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

    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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    Official: BYD will supply 46 EVs to Bogota taxi fleet

    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

    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

    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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    Report: BYD: all-electric e6 taxi fire could have happened to anybody

    It's not exactly unusual for a car to catch on fire after getting rear-ended at more than 100 miles an hour. That's the argument that BYD is making on the issue of the most recent setback – that an all-electric BYD e6 taxi in Shenzhen exploded, killing the driver and two passengers, after ...

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    Report: BYD e6 taxi catches fire in China after crash caused by drunk Nissan GT-R driver

    Yes, we know that so many gasoline-powered vehicles catch fire every day that only the most local of news reports bother to report on what happened nearby. Still, electric vehicles come under a magnified lens, which is why reports of a BYD E6 taxi catching fire in Shenzhen, China caught our ...

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    Report: BYD e6 available to U.S. consumers in 2010 2011 2012 2013; Hertz gets it first

    The BYD E6 is a football. No, not a political one like the Chevy Volt. Rather, it is the pigskin that the cartoon character Lucy would hold in place, but then snatch away when Charlie Brown's ever-hopeful foot was in mid-swing. BYD has, yet again, placed an example of its all-electric e6 ...

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    Report: BYD starts electric e6 retail sales in China

    The launch of BYD's plug-in vehicles has not gone as planned. The Chinese company's all-electric e6 has been delayed in the U.S. (in part because of a lack of infrastructure, the company says) and the plug-in hybrid F3DM did not sell well at all. In the recent past, profits tumbled and EV ...

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    Report: BYD still says electric e6 with 150-mile range is coming to U.S. in mid-2012

    BYD e6-Eco
    At the 2011 Detroit Auto Show, Michael Austin, BYD Motors vice-president of marketing and public relations, confirmed U.S. pricing for the automaker's electric e6 crossover and its F3DM plug-in hybrid sedan. It was at that time that Austin revealed that BYD intends to sell "tens of ...

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    Europe's first BYD e6 shows up in the Netherlands

    BYD and Rotterdam (the second-largest city in the Netherlands) have entered into a binding agreement that calls for the Chinese automaker to deliver an undisclosed number of its electric e6 crossovers as part of the Netherlands green transportation initiative dubbed "75-EV-RO." Under the ...

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    BYD e6-Eco, S6DM SUV headed to Geneva Motor Show

    BYD e6-Eco
    China-based BYD Motors Inc. will show off two plug-in vehicles at the upcoming 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March. In addition, the automaker will again present its "Three Green Dreams," which we saw at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show in January. One of the two vehicles expected to hit ...

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    BYD: Want to sell our cars? Sell our light bulbs too!

    China Automaker BYD is in no hurry to launch in the U.S., and it shows in its plan. BYD has been showing cars at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit for three years now, originally planning to launch an electric car by the end of 2012 to consumers. Now that's looking like 2013, ...

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    BYD bringing electric E6 to U.S. in 2010 2011?

    BYD E6 – Click above for high-res image gallery
    When BYD's E6 electric crossover hit the stage at the Detroit Auto Show in January, the ambitious automaker announced that the vehicle's production schedule was on track and that U.S. deliveries would get underway by the end of the year. Well, ...

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    BYD gets government approval to start making all-electric E6

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    What did Chinese automaker BYD need to move the all-electric E6 minivan off of the auto show stands and into showrooms? It wasn't new technology or a big stimulus plan. It was approval from the Chinese government to produce the electric ...

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    BYD raises 2010 sales target because of all-electric E6, gov't stimulus plan

    BYD E6 - Click above for high-res image gallery
    As the country keeps getting ready for more plug-in vehicles, China's BYD has raised its 2010 sales target by 14 percent. Instead of 700,000 cars next year, BYD hopes to sell 800,000. The two main reasons mentioned in this Ali Baba article are the ...

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    Detroit 2010 Preview: Electric Avenue's unusual line-up

    In addition to the return of the EcoXperience driving exhibit, the upcoming Detroit Auto Show will also feature Electric Avenue. The show organizers have just released the list of vehicles that will make up the Avenue, and there are some old friends and a few surprises. It looks like this: ...

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    Detroit Preview: BYD's F3DM plug-in hybrid will be unveiled Monday

    BYD's F3DM plug-in hybrid is already on sale in China, but that won't stop the Chinese automaker from trying to make a big splash with the PHEV in Detroit on Monday. BYD will unveil the car to the North American audience just before 11 am that day on the main floor of Cobo Hall. At that time, we're ...

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    BYD getting Israeli partner to compete with Renault and Better Place

    If competition spurs companies to improve the quality of their offerings and the speed with which they innovate, then we may soon expect more from Shai Agassi's Better Place and its partner in Israel, Renault. While BYD already announced they would be selling electric vehicles in Israel earlier ...


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