As Its 10,000th Pure Electric Bus Rolls Out of Production, BYD Aims for the Next 10,000

BYD Produced Its 10,000th Electric Bus, Next 10,000 Underway!

BYD announced an impressive recent achievement of producing its 10,000 electric bus. Specifically, the 10,000th bus, was a “K8” that rolled off the production line in China in April. Today marks the completion of 10,000 buses, and also a new start for the next 10,000. It took just 6 years since presenting…

8 hours ago by Mark Kane 5

BYD plug-in electric car sales in China – April 2016

Nearly 20,000 Plug-In Electric Cars Sold In China In April

Yesterday we touched on the fact that over 30,000 electrified vehicles were sold in China last month (including buses, commercial vehicles, micro-vehicles) Nearly 20,000 of those were plug-in passenger EV sales, as noted by the EV Sales Blog who took the time to break down and estimate the number by individual models (right…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 8

Balqon Electric Tractor

California To Award $23.6 Million For Zero Emission Trucks At Seaports

The State of California announced $23.6 million to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for zero-emission Class 8 Drayage truck development and demonstration project. In total 43 all-electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles will by delivered in port-adjacent/disadvantaged communities found in Los Angeles, San Joaquin Valley, Oakland, San Diego and…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 2

BYD Qin EV300 & e5

BYD Launching Two New Pure Electric Models In China

BYD has announced the launch of two new pure electric cars – the e5 and Qin EV300 back home in China. Technically, the e5 was already presented on another occasion some time ago, but the Qin EV300 is completely new. As one could guess, the Qin EV300 is an all-electric version of the…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 22

All 8 Of BYD's 8 Vehicles On Display At Shanghai Auto Show Are Plug-In Electric Cars

BYD Expects Its Electric Car Sales To Triple This Year

Bloomberg reports that BYD could triple its plug-in electric car sales in China this year. A market that Bloomberg can’t help but note is apparently “coveted by Tesla“, and that for 2016 has withdrawn a target of 10,000 sales moving back to 5,000.  A number that BYD can eat up in less than…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 2

First pure electric double deck buses on streets of London

London Gets Its First All-Electric Double-Decker Bus Via BYD

BYD makes history (what else is new?) by delivering the first pure electric double-deck bus on the streets of London – we believe for revenue service. The vehicle was designed and developed for “Transport for London” (TfL) and presented in late 2015. Soon five such double-deckers will be carrying passengers along Route…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 7