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BYD's Rising Electric-Car Sales Swamped By Falling Gas Models

BYD's Rising Electric-Car Sales Swamped By Falling Gas Models

Chinese automaker BYD was the first car company in the world to put a plug-in hybrid passenger car into production, a couple of years before the Chevrolet Volt range-extended electric car hit the road. Despite several hybrid, plug-in hybrid, and battery-electric product lines, however, the vast... read more

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Feds Block Purchase Of Chinese BYD Electric Buses In Long Beach

Plans by the California city of Long Beach to purchase BYD electric transit buses has hit another speed bump. The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) may block the purchase... read more March 11, 2014 by 


 
BYD electric buses

BYD Electric Transit Bus Delivers 155 Miles Of Range In Quebec Test

While its U.S. operations are facing some challenges, BYD's electric bus has been racking up test miles on Canadian roads. Canadian transit agencies have completed the first... read more February 2, 2014 by 


 
BYD Qin plug-in hybrid in showroom in Costa Rica

BYD Qin Plug-In Hybrid Now On Sale In Costa Rica

Want to drive a Chinese car--and a plug-in hybrid at that? There are none offered for sale in the U.S. or Canada yet, but if you happen to be on vacation in Costa Rica--or... read more December 9, 2013 by 


 
BYD electric buses

BYD Fined Over Wages On CA Electric-Bus Project Jobs

California's dream of BYD electric buses may be starting to head toward nightmare territory. The state aggressively courted the Chinese electric-car maker, hoping it would... read more October 29, 2013 by 


 
BYD Qin plug-in hybrid sedan, unveiled at Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, April 2012

BYD Plans Electric Supercar, More Powerful Plug-In Hybrid

BYD Auto hasn't been in the news much lately, but the largest privately-owned Chinese carmaker hasn't backed away from its ambitious plans. According to China Car Times, BYD... read more September 11, 2013 by 


 
BYD electric buses

LA Metro Chooses Electric Buses From Chinese Company BYD

You might think that the 25 electric buses to be purchased by the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transportation Authority would be roundly applauded. That's not necessarily the... read more June 28, 2013 by  29


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

BYD e6 Electric Taxi Fleet Launched In Hong Kong To Cut Pollution

It might not be going on sale to U.S. consumers, but the BYD e6 will eventually appear in the U.S. in commercial fleets--perhaps to a taxi stand near you. Taxi duties seem to... read more May 23, 2013 by  4


 
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BYD e6 Chinese Electric Car Won't Be Sold To Consumers In U.S.

BYD, a company struggling to sell its e6 electric crossover in its home market, has decided it won't be sold at all to private customers in the U.S. Instead, says the ChinaEV... read more May 8, 2013 by 


 
Chinese battery electric crossover: BYD e6 test drive, Los Angeles, May 2012

BYD To Build Only Electric Cars, End Production Of Gasoline Cars?

Chinese automaker BYD, or 'Build Your Dreams', could be on the verge of abandoning convenionally-fueled car production in favor of electric vehicles. Already known for... read more April 19, 2013 by  7


 
BYD electric buses

Electric Buses Good For CA? Not If Made By Chinese Company, It Seems

We might live in a global economy, but in periods of economic downturn people like to know they're supporting their own country's economy. That's why some are a little... read more March 22, 2013 by  6


 
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BYD, China's Electric-Car Star, Faces Steeper Challenges

Chinese carmaker BYD is facing tough times ahead, following reports that its stock has fallen 43 percent since its February high. As China's figurehead for electric vehicles... read more June 6, 2012 by  1


 
Chinese battery electric crossover: BYD e6 test drive, Los Angeles, May 2012

Updated BYD e6: First Drive Of Chinese Electric Crossover

Most Chinese carmakers have backed away from plans to attack the U.S. market, and their hopes of dominating electric cars have slowed. But Chinese maker BYD continues to... read more May 10, 2012 by  13


 
BYD Qin plug-in hybrid sedan, unveiled at Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, April 2012

BYD Qin (Not 'Chin') Plug-In Hybrid Details: Beijing Auto Show

It's always interesting when companies change things between press releases. In this case, the vehicle we described on Friday as the BYD Chin (based on BYD's own press... read more April 24, 2012 by  4


 
BYD Qin plug-in hybrid sedan, unveiled at Beijing International Automotive Exhibition, April 2012

BYD Chin: World's First Plug-In Hybrid, Updated And Renamed

Remember the world's very first production plug-in hybrid? No, not the 2011 Chevy Volt. Not the 2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid either. Way back in late 2008, it was the... read more April 20, 2012 by  3


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

BYD e6 Electric Crossover: Now Coming In 2013, Fleets First

You don't hear as much worrying these days about the threat of Chinese automakers entering the U.S. market with inexpensive cars. Nor do you hear concerns over Chinese... read more April 12, 2012 by  2


 
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