BYD To Sell Electric Cars In South Korea Before End Of 2015

APR 28 2015 BY ERIC LOVEDAY 4

BYD e6

BYD e6

Further confirmation of BYD’s move into South Korea to sell its electric cars there comes to us via Shanghai Daily.  The news outlet reports:

CHINESE new-energy vehicle maker BYD is planning to sell its electric vehicles (EVs) to the South Korea market before the end of 2015, according to a senior company executive.

Liu Xueliang, BYD’s general manager of the Asia-Pacific region, stated:

“It is not only a good chance for BYD to know more about the South Korean market, but also a great opportunity for South Korean customers, media and the government to know more about the development of EVs in China.”

“Public transportation tools consume more energy than private cars, but electric bus will help reduce most of the harmful exhaust emissions.”

BYD’s plan is to sell its electric buses in South Korea first.  It will follow that up with its e6 electric taxis.  It’s unknown at this time if BYD intends to sell to the general public in South Korea.

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Well, BYD hasn’t been able to sell its cars in first-world countries, because of low Chinese safety standards, as well as problems with Chinese manufacturing simply ignoring international patents. The latter even killed a deal to sell electric buses in California. I guess the South Korea market is the best export market they can find at this point for their EV passenger cars.

The bus deal with Long Beach is back on – at least for now.

BYD e6 in Brussels, Belgium:
http://insideevs.com/byd-supplied-34-e6-taxis-brussels-belgium/

BYD e6 London, UK:
http://cleantechnica.com/2014/12/07/byd-expanding-ev-leasing-deal-london-based-private-car-service/

BYD e6 Rotterdam, Netherlands:
http://insideevs.com/rotterdam-taxi-centre-chooses-byd-e6-for-its-new-electric-taxi-fleet/

The list goes on. In addition to what Ambulator said, the BYD k9 bus is in operation in Lancaster, also in California, USA.

well, byd’s K9 bus has run in more than one hundred city in the world, including Europe and America a few years. K9 maintains 350 km endurance world record.
Listing 5 years sales of 3500 K9 without burning accident, BYD pure electric bus in the world there is no opponent in a few years.