BYD Tang

BYD Tang PHEV SUV Now Available To Order

BYD announced that its Dual Mode Electric SUV, the Tang, is available for pre-orders in China. The anticipated price before any EV incentives stands at 300,000 RMB (or over $48,350). BYD expects that the Tang will sell even better than Qin, which surely would strengthen BYD’s position in plug-in segment….

1 day ago by Mark Kane 6

BYD Lancaster (Mel Melcon / Los Angeles Times)

LA Metro Tests BYD’s Articulated Electric Bus

Last month, the Los Angeles Times had a chance to try the latest 60-foot articulated electric bus – the BYD Lancaster. The vehicle was tested on the Metro Orange Line – 18 miles each way. The Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) already ordered 25 units of a shorter…

7 days ago by Mark Kane 8

The BYD Lancaster Can Carry Up To 120 Passengers

BYD Lancaster Featured On KNEX Radio

Brendan Riley, VP of BYD Motors, was interviewed on KNEX radio about the BYD Lancaster bus, which was unveiled two months ago at the 2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo. This all-electric 60-foot articulated bus has range of over 170 miles on a single charge and, with two in-wheel…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 4

BYD ebus

BYD Electric Bus Sales – 4,000 Per Year In China

There’s little information available, but according to a tweet from CALSTART, the self-declared  “leading catalyst organization for the global clean transportation technology industry,” BYD electric bus sales are incredibly high in China. The tweet references Brendan Riley, vice-president of fleet sales at BYD Motor, and states that BYD sells 4,000…

3 weeks ago by Eric Loveday 6

Rotterdam plans to add 22 more BYD pure electric taxis

Rotterdam To Add 22 More Electric BYD e6 Taxis

Rotterdam Taxi Company (RTC), which began operating BYD e6 electric taxis in 2013 (the first to do so in Europe), recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chinese manufacturer to extend its zero emission fleet from three to 25. Rotterdam is one of several cities in which e6 are…

4 weeks ago by Mark Kane 1

BYD bus australia

Australian Airport To Test World’s Longest Range Electric Bus

BYD is evaluating another market for its all-electric buses – Australia. This time, the electric bus has begun a six-month pilot program at Sydney International Airport, where it will be used by airport ground transportation provider Carbridge as an airport passenger shuttle. At a launch ceremony held at Sydney International…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 5

BYD Qin Sales in China – October

BYD Qin Sales Stable In October At 1,700 In China

BYD Qin just barely improved October’s sales result in China by reaching 1,702 units (two more than in September, so the continuous growth…continues). Over 11,000 Qin were sold in the first 10 months of 2014, which is the highest result for any full-size plug-in car sold in China. BYD Qin…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 3

BYD K9-12d (source: China Daily)

BYD Unveils New K9-12d Electric Bus In Brazil

On November 6, BYD unveiled in Rio de Janeiro its latest version of its electric bus K9, the K9-12d. “d” is of course not related in any way to the Tesla Model S “D”. This is just the localized version for the South American market with four doors, 24 seats…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 2