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

Cuban Government Orders BYD Electric Vehicles

Cuba, full of cars from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, soon should get its first modern electric cars, and according to Forbes first on the island will be BYD. The Chinese company is expected to deliver 719 electric sedans, but there are no details on the model. “On Friday, Chinese…

1 week ago by Mark Kane 7

BYD to supply world's first electric double decker to London

London England’s Iconic Double-Decker Buses To Go Electric

Transportation for London has contracted BYD for the manufacture of a brand new, battery electric replacement of double-decker buses. The first of which will enter service in October. Under the Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) proposals, London intends to electrify all 300 single-deck buses in central London by 2020. At least part…

2 weeks ago by Mark Kane 8

BYD launches latest pure electric ebus at UITP and challenges the transport industry

BYD Shows Off Its Newest Electric Bus

BYD came to the UITP (International Union of Public Transport) Show in Milan, Italy with a new version of its electric bus. According to the Chinese manufacturer, which is calling itself the world’s largest maker of pure electric full size buses, the new model is heavily enhanced. “The BYD stand features…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 7

BYD Plug-In Car Sales in China – May 2015

Plug-In Electric Car Sales Exceed 10,000 Units In China In May

According to the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA) via ChinaAutoWeb, sales of plug-in electric cars surged in May by 192% year-over-year to 10,856! And that still only includes models manufactured in China. Most of the sales are all-electric cars – 6,540, while plug-in hybrids stand at 4,316. YTD numbers almost…

1 month ago by Mark Kane 3

BYD Tang

BYD Tang To Launch In China On July 6

One month left until the BYD Tang launches in China on July 6. This is probably the hottest plug-in hybrid premier in China and potentially could outpace Qin, which already is the nation’s best selling plug-in car. Pricing starts at around 300,000 yuan (some $48,300) before incentives. Including incentives, price…

2 months ago by Mark Kane 19

BYD e6

2016 BYD e6 To Get Increased Range

BYD often states that its e6 all-electric car, offered mostly to fleets, has up to 186 miles (300 km) of range using over 60 kWh of energy. Real-world range however is typically much lower (~140 miles), but BYD notes that there is a plan to increase the e6’s range by…

3 months ago by Mark Kane 39