BYD plans for European battery plant make progress

BYD is preparing its first battery factory in Europe and is already looking for engineers. However, the Chinese company is not yet disclosing important key data such as the planned location, timetable or production capacity. What is clear, however, ...

BYD & ADL to build double deckers for National Express

BYD and their British partner Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) are supplying a total of 29 fully electric Enviro400EV double-decker buses to bus operator National Express in the English West Midlands. The first 19 units have now gone into service ...

Santiago de Chile receives 150 new BYD buses

A further 150 BYD electric buses went into service in Santiago de Chile, bringing the total number of BYD electric buses in Chile to 455. Among other things, the new bus shipment will serve Avenida Bernardo O’Higgins, known as ...

BYD delivers ten electric buses to Hungary

BYD has delivered ten electric buses to the public transport operator Tüke Busz in the Hungarian city of Pécs. The vehicles were also built in Hungary, more precisely at BYD’s Komárom plant. From this plant, located in the very ...

‘Dolphin’ to be BYD’s first model on its 800-V platform

BYD has announced that the first model based on its new 800-volt architecture called “e-platform 3.0” will be an electric compact car unveiled in April under the working title EA1. As a production model, the electric car will be ...

BYD presents forklift dual charging system

On the occasion of its tenth anniversary as a manufacturer of forklifts running on lithium iron phosphate batteries, BYD has presented an innovation in this field: Their new dual charging system. They are also launching the new generation of ...

BYD delivers 33 electric buses to Barbados

BYD has delivered the first fleet of electric buses for public transport to Barbados. On the island state, 33 battery-electric buses are now operating under the direction of the Barbados Transport Board. Two more will follow by December. The ...

Madrid orders another 30 electric buses from BYD

BYD has been contracted by the public transport operator EMT Madrid to supply 30 more electric buses. The manufacturer from China already delivered 15 all-electric models to the Spanish capital in May. The 30 purely electric 12-meter buses now ...

BYD crack 40,000 EVs sold mark in June

BYD’s sales of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles exceeded the 40,000 mark for the first time in June. PHEV sales in particular saw a sharp increase, which is likely to be related to the launch of corresponding vehicles. BYD ...

BYD & Hino to cooperate on electric utility vehicles

BYD and Toyota’s commercial vehicle subsidiary Hino Motors have signed a strategic cooperation agreement in the field of electric vehicles. The agreement initially provides for the joint development of BEV commercial vehicles and will later extend to other areas ...

Finland to receive 106 electric buses from BYD

BYD is expanding its electric buses to Finland for the first time with a significant order. The operator Nobina has ordered a total of 106 electric buses from BYD, 64 of which are destined for the capital Helsinki and ...

BYD builds on bus order from Bogotá again

The Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer has received another major electric bus order from Colombia. This time, the capital Bogotá wants to expand its electric bus fleet by another 406 battery-electric buses. ++ Kindly see our update below. ++ In ...

Senmiao follows up order with 500 EVs from BYD

Senmiao is a provider of automobile transaction and related services targeting the online ride-hailing industry in China. The service has now begun operating its own online ride-hailing platform and announced that it has ordered another 500 electric vehicles manufactured ...

Turin orders 100 electric buses from BYD

After the Turin transport operator GTT terminated a contract with the Chinese manufacturer Yutong for the delivery of 100 electric buses, BYD has now received the order. The first 50 of the electric buses have already been firmly ordered ...

BYD completes first Tang deliveries in Norway

BYD has handed over the first units of its all-electric SUV model Tang to customers in Norway. BYD plans to deliver 1,500 units of the electric vehicle in Norway by the end of this year. According to the Chinese ...

BYD launches pre-sales of the Dolphin in China

BYD has started pre-selling its Dolphin compact electric vehicle in China, which is based on the new ‘e-platform 3.0’ with Blade batteries. The technical data and prices are now known. As reported, the base model of the Dolphin has ...

BYD delivers first electric coach to Greater Paris

The French town of Drancy hosted the handover ceremony, as BYD delivered a 13m e-Coach electric bus to local political representatives. Greater Paris has introduced new Low Emission Zones to curb emissions the capital. The electric bus was locally ...

Apple in battery supply talks with CATL & BYD

Apple is negotiating with the Chinese companies CATL and BYD about the supply of batteries for its allegedly planned electric cars. Insiders say that the American company has made some specific demands. ++ This article has been updated. Kindly ...

BYD receives first order from Romania

BYD books its first electric bus order from Romania. The city of Buzău orders nine 12-metre electric buses, which will be operated by Transbus Buzău. The majority of the vehicles will be manufactured at BYD’s production facility in Komárom ...

BYD-ADL to assemble electric buses in the UK

Partners Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD’s UK offshoot have announced plans to assemble the chassis of their electric solo and double-decker buses for the UK market directly at ADL’s British plants from the second half of 2021. Until ...

BYD and Proterra to grow global e-bus production capacity

Two major electric bus manufacturers are responding to rising demand as BYD plans to expand its plant in Hungary extensively. The US manufacturer Proterra is one step further and has now opened a new battery production line at its ...

BYD ADL offer new charging options for e-buses made in UK

BYD UK and Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) confirmed that they are adding additional charging options to their range of electric buses built in the UK. Apart from AC charging, buses may now also DC charge. Buyers of electric double-deckers ...

E-buses from BYD headed to COP26 in Glasgow & Kyoto

Major electric bus maker BYD has received orders from the UK and Japan, and the US to deliver zero-emission vehicles. At least the electric buses headed for Glasgow and Kyoto will make for a sight, whereas the EVs going ...

Deutsche Bahn buying electric buses from China’s BYD

Deutsche Bahn has ordered electric buses from the Chinese manufacturer BYD for the first time for its bus transport division DB Regio Bus. Initially, five electric 12-metre BYD buses will go into operation at DB Regio Bus in Ettlingen, ...

BYD-ADL presents short version of their electric double-decker bus

BYD and its British partner ADL have announced a half-metre shorter version of their all-electric Enviro400EV double-decker bus. With its more compact wheelbase, the 10.3-metre-long model increases the manoeuvrability of the e-double-decker. Over 450 of the standard 10.8 metre ...

BYD signs lithium supply contract with Jiangsu Jiujiu

Chinese electric vehicle and battery manufacturer BYD has signed a contract with Jiangsu Jiujiu Technology to purchase at least 7,870 tonnes of lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6) by 2023. The powder is commonly used as an electrolyte in lithium-ion batteries. Previously, ...

First Bus order 125 electric buses from BYD-ADL

UK electric bus partners BYD and ADL have received another major order from Scotland. The operator First Bus has ordered 126 electric buses for use in Glasgow. These are 91 double-decker and 35 single-deck buses, which are to operate ...

BYD & Didi Chuxing reveal electric car for ride-sharing

With the D1, Chinese manufacturer BYD and Asia’s Uber, Didi Chuxing have unveiled an electric car for the express purpose of ride-hailing. The partners have obviously been “inspired” by the VW ID.3 in their design, but the technology shows ...

BYD presents electric sedan concept ‘Ocean-X’

With the Ocean-X, BYD presents a new concept car based on its ‘e-platform 3.0’ electric car platform presented in April. BYD has not yet revealed whether and when the Ocean-X will become a production model. BYD’s ‘e-platform 3.0’, which ...

BYD presents first electric bendy bus made in Brazil

BYD has unveiled its first electric articulated bus produced in Brazil. By October of this year, the manufacturer, together with partner Marcopolo, plans to deliver twelve units for use on Brazil’s first all-electric bus corridor in São José dos ...

Tesla may begin sourcing batteries from BYD

Tesla plans to use blade batteries from BYD with LFP cells from the second quarter of 2022, according to rumours from China. Tesla electric cars with BYD batteries are already in the “C-sample test phase”. The rumours come from ...

Nexport scores order from Splend for 3,000 BYD electric cars

Nexport, BYD’s Australian importer and distributor, has won the largest single electric vehicle order on the continent to date. It includes the delivery of 3,000 electric vehicles from the beginning of 2022 to Splend, a provider of vehicle subscriptions ...

BYD expands e-bus business in North America

BYD announced that Antelope Valley Transit Authority is purchasing another 16 all-electric buses. The Chinese manufacturer is also increasing its presence in North America with a new service centre on the East Coast. Staying west, to begin with, AVTA, ...

EMT Madrid orders more e-buses with BYD and Irizar

The public transport operator EMT Madrid has procured 50 more electric buses. The contracts have been awarded to the manufacturers Irizar and BYD, who are to deliver 30 Irizar ieBUS and 20 BYD K9UB respectively. Further orders are in ...

BYD wins order for 79 electric buses for south Sweden

The Swedish public transport operator Bergkvarabuss has contracted BYD to supply a total of 79 electric buses for use in Skåne, Sweden’s southernmost province. Deliveries are scheduled to begin at the end of this year. The order includes 32 ...

BYD-ADL scores largest e-bus order in the UK to date

The electric bus cooperation between BYD and ADL announces the largest order in the UK to date. The public transport operator, RATP Dev in London, ordered 195 new electric buses from BYD-ADL, including 127 double-deckers and 68 solo buses. ...

US transit agencies buy BYD buses at preferential rates

BYD is taking part in a statewide contract that will allow American transit agencies to leverage California’s purchase power to buy BYD e-buses made in Lancaster, California. The agreement includes three models offered at competitive conditions. The contract serves ...

BYD reveals electric school bus for North America

BYD is now entering the electric school bus business in North America. The model now presented is available in lengths of 35, 38 and 40 feet (10.7 to 12.1 metres) and offers space for up to 84 students. The ...

BYD ADL signs deal to deliver up to 200 e-buses to Ireland

The electric bus building partnership BYD ADL announces it has signed a framework agreement with the National Transport Authority of Ireland (NTA). The deal includes an option for up to 200 battery-electric buses while a firm order for 45 ...

BYD is releasing more stock to raise capital

BYD plans to raise the equivalent of around €1.53 billion in fresh capital by issuing 50 million new shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, the Group is expanding sales of its Han electric sedan to a number ...

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