Mar 16, 2023 - 11:40 am
Denza launches new electric N7 SUV in China
Denza, BYD’s Chinese joint venture with Mercedes-Benz, is preparing to launch a new model. According to the registration application with China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the vehicle is an electric SUV called the Denza N7.
Mar 13, 2023 - 02:30 pm
BYD receives major order from Octopus in the UK
Octopus Electric Vehicles wants to procure 5,000 electric cars from BYD for British customers over the next three years. The two companies have agreed on this as part of a memorandum of understanding.
Mar 13, 2023 - 11:42 am
Over half a million NEVs sold in China over February
Around 525,000 new energy vehicles (NEVs) were sold in China in February 2023, 55.9 per cent more than in the same month last year and 28.7 per cent more than in January 2023. BYD accounted for the largest number of vehicles – both NEVs and pure battery-electric cars.
Mar 9, 2023 - 11:07 am
BYD rumoured to double down on commercial vehicle business
BYD is planning a major push into battery-electric commercial vehicles, according to a media report. The Chinese manufacturer will launch a series of new BEV commercial vehicle models in markets such as China, Europe and Japan over the next three years.
Feb 22, 2023 - 02:46 pm
Sixt to introduce BYD electric cars for hire in Australia
Sixt and BYD bring their cooperation Down Under as the German company will add at least 500 BYD EVs to the rental car fleet in Australia over the next twelve months. Sixt runs one of the country’s largest electric car fleets and works with BYD on other continents.
Feb 20, 2023 - 03:50 pm
Alternative powertrains dominate the bus world
In 2022, 62% of all city buses in Europe were driven with an alternative powertrain. For over ten years, Wim Chatrou of Chatrou CME Solutions has been observing and analysing the European bus market. The two big surprises from 2022 were that Yutong registered the most electric buses across Europe, and Denmark came 4th in […]
Feb 20, 2023 - 08:50 am
BYD announces new dealer partnerships in Europe
Chinese carmaker BYD has added two new dealer cooperations to its network in Europe. Motor Distributors Ltd (MLD) is active in Ireland and will offer BYD models at select locations, including in Dublin and Cork. RSA, a dealer with whom BYD already cooperates in Norway, will offer the Chinese EVs in Finland and Iceland.
Feb 14, 2023 - 10:35 am
BYD to build new factory in China
BYD plans to open another factory for its Blade Batteries with lithium-iron-phosphate (LFP) cells in China. According to an environmental audit report, BYD subsidiary FinDreams Technology will invest billion yuan (about 1.2 billion dollars) into the new 40-GWh production facility.
Feb 10, 2023 - 01:51 pm
BYD to deliver 52 electric buses for Transdev
BYD has received an order for 52 electric buses from public transport operator Transdev in Sweden. The order includes 44 15-metre electric buses and eight 12-metre buses for use in the province of Gästrikland on the east coast of Sweden.
Feb 10, 2023 - 01:34 pm
China’s NEV sales drop over January
The year is also off to a weak start in China, where around 408,000 new energy vehicles (NEVs) were sold in January 2023, almost 50 per cent fewer than in December 2022 and 6.3 per cent fewer than in the same month last year. This is according to data from the China Association of Automobile […]
Jan 31, 2023 - 05:52 pm
DHL expand EV fleet in the Phillippines
DHL Express has expanded its fleet of electric vehicles in the Philippines. The new batch of 18 EVs includes 13 BYD vans and five motorcycles manufactured by Ecooter.
Jan 25, 2023 - 12:31 pm
BYD in talks with ford for factory in Saarlouis
Ford is negotiating with BYD about a potential sale of its vehicle plant in Saarlouis, Germany. A Ford delegation will soon travel to China to negotiate. However, the talks are still at an early stage.
Jan 17, 2023 - 01:19 pm
BYD reveals dealership network plans for the UK
The first stores in the UK will be opening in the first quarter of 2023, with vehicle sales to follow shortly after. The first confirmed dealer partners include Pendragon, Arnold Clark Automobiles, Lookers Motor Group and LSH Auto Holdings.
Jan 16, 2023 - 01:15 pm
Adani to deploy 400 BYD electric trucks at 4 Indian ports
Chinese manufacturer BYD has kicked off the delivery of a batch of 304 electric trucks to India’s Adani Group. The BYD Q1R electric trucks are now on their way by sea to four Adani Group ports in India, where they will be used as terminal tractors.
Jan 16, 2023 - 12:25 pm
BYD to launch affordable electric hatchback in China
BYD is preparing to launch a new electric small car in China. The BYD Seagull is smaller and cheaper than the BYD Dolphin and priced at between 60,000 to 100,000 yuan – equivalent to around 8,200 to 13,700 euros (or $8,860 – $14,770 US). The small electric car is to be launched on the Chinese […]
Jan 13, 2023 - 12:49 pm
China marks 6.9 million NEVs sold over 2022
Total sales of New Energy Vehicles in 2022 amounted to 6.887 million units. This is according to statistics from the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers (CAAM) and represents an increase of 93.4 per cent compared to 2021.
Jan 11, 2023 - 01:31 pm
Outlook: These electric cars are coming in 2023
Always. More. Choice. The boom in battery-electric cars continues, despite subsidies dropping slightly around Europe. We dare to look ahead: what’s coming, what’s missing and what are we particularly looking forward to?
Jan 10, 2023 - 01:23 pm
Xiaomi to debut electric sedan by the end of 2023
Chinese smartphone manufacturer Xiaomi is now moving forward with its electric car plans. According to Chinese media, the first of the four planned Xiaomi power cars will be an electric sedan to compete with the Tesla Model 3.
Jan 9, 2023 - 05:38 pm
BYD builds another battery factory in China
BYD has started construction of another electric car battery plant in China. The new blade battery production facility is being built in Xuzhou in Jiangsu province and is scheduled to start production in December 2023.
Jan 9, 2023 - 03:14 pm
BYD & UzAuto to produce EVs in Uzbekistan
BYD has announced a production facility for electric cars and plug-in hybrids in Uzbekistan. The facility will be established as part of a joint venture with Uzavtosanoat JSC (UzAuto) to produce BYD’s best-selling new energy vehicles, including plug-in hybrids and related components.
Dec 9, 2022 - 01:50 pm
NEV registrations hit another record in China over November
In China, sales of new energy cars reached a new high in November: According to estimates by the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), around 732,000 new energy cars were sold – about 56,000 more than in the previous record month of October 2022.
Dec 7, 2022 - 12:38 pm
BYD to build vehicle plant in Europe
BYD wants to build electric cars in Europe in the future. According to the Chinese manufacturer, this is to support the rapid market ramp-up on the continent. A quick decision seems likely.
Nov 24, 2022 - 02:52 pm
BYD to build 20 GWh battery plant in China
BYD is further expanding its battery production capacities in China with a new plant in Wenzhou in Zhejiang province. The new factory will have an annual capacity of 20 gigawatt-hours and is scheduled to start production in 2024.
Nov 22, 2022 - 03:30 pm
BYD rumoured to be interested in sodium-ion batteries
There are rumours in China that BYD wants to start mass production of sodium-ion batteries for electric cars. Local media report that BYD plans to manufacture them from the second quarter of 2023 and initially use them in some versions of the Qin EV, the Dolphin and the new Seagull model.
Nov 21, 2022 - 12:14 pm
Nobina grows electric bus fleet in Norway with BYD EVs
Public transport operator Nobina has ordered another 64 electric buses from BYD, expected to join the services in Norway in the spring of next year. The operator has been relying on e-buses from the Chinese manufacturer for some time and is growing the fleet.
Nov 17, 2022 - 02:53 pm
BasiGo gets over $6M for electric bus roll out in Kenya
BasiGo, a company working to introduce electric buses into Kenya, has announced $6.6 mn in new funding, enabling the company to start delivering locally assembled electric buses and charging infrastructure through its Pay-As-You-Drive financing model.
Nov 3, 2022 - 11:03 am
BYD considers production in Brazil
BYD plans to produce electric vehicles and process battery raw materials in Brazil. To this end, the Chinese manufacturer has signed a letter of intent with the government of the state of Bahia to set up three production lines in the city of Camaçari.
Nov 1, 2022 - 01:38 pm
Electric Vehicle Council calls for more EVs in Australia
More than 100 companies operating in Australia, including a number of car manufacturers, have joined forces to form a private-sector electric vehicle alliance. The newly formed Electric Vehicle Council is demanding a strong national electric vehicle strategy from the Australian government. The goal is to get one million electric vehicles on Australian roads by 2027.