The world's largest battery-electric vehicle is a 60-foot articulated bus that carries 120 passengers over 170 miles per single electric charge.

BYD Unveils World’s Biggest Electric Bus

At the 2014 American Public Transportation Association (APTA) Expo, BYD unveiled its new electric vehicle – the all-electric 60-foot articulated bus. It’s named “The Lancaster” after the city in California where it was designed and manufactured. Lancaster Vice Mayor Marvin Crist proclaimed: “BYD Motors is an American manufacturing company residing…

4 days ago by Mark Kane 15


BYD Qin Sales Grow Strong to Over 1,300 In August

BYD has been steadily increasing sales of its flagship New Energy Vehicle (NEV), the Qin plug-in hybrid in China every month this year. The Chinese company sold in August 1,316 units, which is far higher than the sales volume of any other full size electric car. Total Qin sales after…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 10

The 40-foot BYD electric bus (American-made in BYD's Lancaster, CA factory)

BYD Drives Electric Bus From California To Houston

After a 750-mile trip around Lancaster, California in 24 hours, BYD now demonstrates that its electric bus can go 1,500 miles from Lancaster to Houston just to catch the APTA EXPO. According to article, there were 10 charges along the way (so, 150 miles on average) where the BYD bus was…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 12

The McLaren P1 -

Top 10 Best Looking EVs On Sale Today

Taking a break from the hard and fast news cycle of the week, we are stepping back for something a little less precise – “The Top 10 Best Looking EVs On Sale Today”. And rather than just put out a list myself representing InsideEVs, we opened it up to all…

2 weeks ago by Jay Cole 57


BYD Betting On Plug-In Hybrids Over BEVs For Private Use

MarketWatch recently had the opportunity to talk with Wang Chuanfu, BYD chief executive officer. As we know from earlier posts, BYD already delivered some 6,600 Qin plug-in hybrids in the first half of the year in China and received orders for thousands of electric buses. Revenue from selling e-buses are…

3 weeks ago by Mark Kane 15

ABB and China’s BYD form global alliance in energy storage solutions for a better world

BYD, ABB Form Global Energy Storage Alliance

ABB and BYD announced a strategic collaboration to jointly develop new solutions for energy storage. The partners would like to complement their strengths. In the case of BYD, those strengths are related to battery technology, while ABB has know-how in grid storage, as well as electric vehicle charging. Noteworthy is…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 12


Denza EV Enters Production

Denza begins its adventure on the EV market in China this month. Production in Pingshan, Shenzhen already started. The production line at Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. has annual capacity of 40,000 units, which is a lot and rather will not be fully utilized for now (the best selling…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 7


Denza EV First Drive Review

Autocar recently had chance to test drive the Denza electric car, which is the fruit of the  BYD and Daimler joint venture. As we could expect, Denza can’t compare directly to European or US cars and article begins with: “Daimler joint venture with BYD yields this four-door notchback for China,…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 3

BYD T5 (credits to

BYD T5 Electric Truck Again Spotted In China

Almost a year passed by since we first saw spy shots of the all-electric T5 truck from BYD. It seems that the Chinese company is still working on this project, as a recent report was released with new photos. The only data on range and top speed remains the same at…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 5

Energy storage applications

BYD Batteries Find Home In 4 MW Energy Storage System In Ontario, Canada

Renewable Energy Systems Canada announced final certification of the company’s second energy storage system, Amphora (named after an ancient type of vessel), installed in Central Strathroy, west of London, Ontario. The system, developed by RES Canada for “frequency regulation,” uses 2.6 MWh of BYD America lithium-ion batteries, which indicates that…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 3