Category Archives: BYD

The 2016 BYD e6 Will Get a Longer Driving Range of 400km

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A document from China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology reveals that the e6 pure-electric will get larger battery and increased driving range for 2016. On the government paper listing upcoming EVs qualified for sales tax exemption, we are provided with the following data of the upgraded e6: Automaker Vehicle codename Marketing Name Driving Range […]

BYD Delivered 30 K9 Electric Buses to Changsha

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In exchange for having a BYD production base, the city of Changsha placed an order for 1,000 K9 buses in 2010, which would all be locally made. After a number of delays the first batch were finally delivered on July 16 (not counting the two K9s that had been in field trials). 30 of the […]

BYD T5 Pure-electric Truck

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Last November at a press conference introducing BYD’s plan to electrify public transport, Chairman Wang Chuanfu talked about extending the company’s EV line beyond the e6, F3DM, and K9 to include a "T" series of light-duty trucks–the T3, T5, and T7. The cargo carriers will be designed to run delivery routes in urban areas at […]

Minor Explosion of BYD e6 Charger in Hong Kong

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A fast charger serving BYD e6 taxis exploded in Hong Kong earlier this week, causing no injuries. The affected charging station was closed for investigation. The accident happened just one month after BYD e6 taxi service was launched in Hong Kong. The EV maker, which was based in the neighboring city Shenzhen, said at the […]

BYD S7 SUV: Shanghai Motor Show in Pics

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BYD launched at the show the S7, a deluxe version of the S6, hoping to extend the success of its copycat SUV. Enlarged and empowered, the new SUV, close to a midsize in dimension, will hit showrooms next year in an estimated price range of 120,000-170,000 Yuan. With a 2735mm wheelbase (compared with the 2720mm […]

BYD-Daimler is Building a 40,000-Unit EV Production Capacity in Shenzhen

The joint venture between BYD and Daimler is constructing a production line in Pingshan, Shenzhen, which can roll out 40,000 DENZA-brand electric cars a year, according to the company’s CEO Lian, Yubo. The capacity is lower than the previous estimate but vastly exceeds the current market demand. When entering the alliance with BYD in 2010, […]

BYD-Daimler Delays Release of DENZA EV

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The DENZA electric car from the BYD-Daimler joint venture won’t be released late this year as planned, according to several sources at the company. And the scheduled debut of a production model at next month’s Shanghai auto show has been canceled. Instead, a test model will make an appearance. A new date of market launch […]

BYD to Launch S7 SUV

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BYD’s copycat SUV, the S6, will get an upgraded version. At this year’s Guangzhou Auto Show, the company plans to launch the S7, which will share a platform with the S6 but be larger and powered by a turbo 2.0L engine. Modeled upon the second-generation Lexus RX 350, the S6 was the ninth best-selling SUV […]

Victims’ Families Sue BYD over e6 Crash Deaths

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The second courting hearing over the fatal 5.26 accident began on Jan 22 in Shenzhen, disclosing more details about the BYD e6 crash that killed three people. Families of the two passengers killed in the e6 demand 1.49 million Yuan in compensation, for each of the two victims, from each of the two companies involved: […]

Party Boss of Shenzhen Swapped Audi A6 for BYD e6

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People of Shenzhen recently noticed their city’s top official, Party Secretary Wang Rong, had given up his Audi A6 and commuted in an all-electric BYD e6, in a gesture to support both the green cause and the local EV industry. Like most Chinese officials, Wang Rong gets his ride free from the government. In the […]

Shenzhen Gets 500 BYD e6 Police Cars

byd e6 police car

BYD delivered the first batch of the e6s to the Shenzhen Police on December 27, filling the largest single order it has ever received for the pure electric sedan. In total, 500 e6s will be employed by the police in the city where the automaker is based. With a top speed of 140km/h and driving […]

BYD F0 Mini Car to Get Semi-Automatic Transmission

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BYD is preparing to launch a new version of F0 that dispenses with the clutch pedal, spy shots show. An AMT (automated manual transmission) was spotted on a test car, adding to the currently gearbox choice, a 5MT. First released in September 2008, F0 had been a top seller in the supermini segment. Sales, however, […]