The first car from BYD-Daimlers Denza brand has been spotted once again, this time in Beijing close to the flagship Denza dealership center from where the car will eventually be sold.

The design of the Denza came about as a joint project between Daimler and BYD, Daimler whom supplied the luxury automotive know how, and BYD who supplied the EV ability,…

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BYD’s addiction to making existing cars in its own design trend is not exactly a secret, you only have to look at the BYD S6 and BYD M6 models to see Toyota’s with BYD characteristics.

The next model from BYD is thought to be the new BYD M3 which will sit below the aforementioned M6, the M3 will be powered by a 1.5L and a 2.0L engine with the potential…

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At a recent technical focused meet and greet with the Chinese automotive media, BYD announced a series of new technology cars including multiple new forced induction engines, two new hybrid powertrains and a range topping supercar.

BYD is not know for its design flair or its sporting credentials, the fledgling company has been producing cars that…

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BYD’s sales rocketed in the first half of 2013 with over 250,000 sales recorded by the company according to an announcement made over the weekend. BYD saw its sales grow rapidly in 2008-2010 but saw a severe sales slump from 2010 onwards where concerns about its quality levels and unusual sales network complete with poor performing dealers dragged the…

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BYD have been at the forefront of electrifying vehicles in the Chinese market for several years, first their E6 passenger car which they handed over to taxi fleets, and the K9 bus which seems to be have been welcomed all over the world and then comes the T5 electric light truck.

Information beyond spy pictures is limited at the moment but from what…

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Not much has been heard from Denza since the inception of the JV between BYD and Daimler which saw the two companies push their strong points of EV tech along with Mercedes auto building technology, the two aired a car at various auto shows but it seems that getting that car to market is taking a while. Dealerships are to be announced in July 2013 according…

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Earlier this week the Shenzhen based automaker BYD announced plans to open a new facility in the USA to build electric buses for the US market. BYD’s Vice President Stella Li announced plans at the company’s zero emissions US headquarters, and announced that the first ten buses will be heading to Long Beach and will be in service in early 2014.

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The BYD Su Rui Sedan seems to be BYD’s game changing vehicle, the Su Rui was unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in April this year and launched shortly afterwards with pricing starting at 80,000RMB and topping out at around 120,000RMB. The Su Rui has now become known as the BYD G5 for overseas markets and will soon be exported out of China. In the meantime,…

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The BYD Qin Hybrid is an entirely new hybrid from the makers of the original BYD F3 DM, the Qin was aired in concept form at the Beijing Auto Show in April where it was well received by media and consumers, however the real focus of that auto show was on the Su Rui sedan, the donor vehicle for the Qin’s electric hybrid engine. The F3DM was criticized…

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BYD seems to be gaining strength, the Su Rui compact and the Si Rui mid size sedan were on show in Guangzhou with their nifty power 1.5T direct injection power plants and dual clutch gearboxes but the real star of the BYD line up is the BYD E6. The E6 debuted first as a taxi vehicle but then later came to the market as a personal model.

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For the majority of this year the top selling brands have been VW, followed by Nissan. In the wake of the Anti-Japan protests in China, Nissan has dropped from the top spot like a lead balloon.

  1. VW – 182,353
  2. Hyundai – 63,946
  3. Chevrolet – 58,917
  4. Buick – 54,284
  5. Ford – 43,42
  6. Chery – 33,652
  7. Kia…
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BYD’s Su Rui sedan has a cousin in the BYD Si Rui. The name is similar, and the exterior looks similar too, so what are the differences? We’re not entirely clear if this model is placed above the Si Rui or below it either, but we can tell you that like the Su Rui it is packed with technology. A 12.1 inch screen is the obvious focal point in the center…

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Qoros are still on with their plans to become a major player in the auto industry, the Israeli-Chinese JV are still on track with their plans to launch their first model in March next year. The company has set up its HQ in downtown Shanghai and also has a joint production facility in Changshu, 100km from Shanghai, in partnership with Chery.

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BYD’s new flagship compact sedan, the F3 Plus, or Su Rui in Chinese, is going to launch on September 10th which is just 30 days away. In the meantime to keep BYD fans salivating at the thought of a high value low cost sedan, BYD released renders of the final product earlier today.

The BYD F3 Plus is not to be sniffed at, the car may…

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When you run a National Park in the Netherlands, green is going to be the top of your agenda when shopping for new buses for your fleet. BYD beat out international competition to become the sole supplier of electric buses to the Freisland Provincial Government who required new vehicles for their fleet.

BYD put forward a strong case for its buses…

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BYD have had a lot of negative press over the past few months which has somewhat overshadowed their massive technological strides in developing new engines and gearboxes. This time around two BYD dealers have announced that anybody buying the E6 will have to go to the government to settle their subsidy claims as the dealers wont be advancing consumers…

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BYD and Daimler’s electric creation took to the auto show floor for the first time at the Beijing Auto Show this week. The cooperation between a world famous electric car company and a not so famous car company did initially come as a shock to the auto world, but both have clear points that both companies need: Mercedes has engineering, luxury…

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BYD and Daimler’s JV turned a few heads when the project was first announced, what would a world leading premium car maker see in a low cost car maker? The answer of course was electric technology. The two focused their two distinct advantages, EV and premium car building ability, into a new brand that would take over the world. Daimler haven’t mentioned…

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When Daimler, the world’s leading luxury car manufacturer, decided to create a joint venture with BYD, China’s leading economy car manufacturer, the automotive world was slightly confused. How would this relationship come about? Obviously BYD’s electric vehicle technology coupled with Daimler’s luxury ability was key to creating a new brand that would…

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Veolia, the Finish public transport company, has inked a deal with BYD to supply electric buses to Espoo city, a suburb of Helsinki. As  part  of  the  agreement,  Veolia  Transport  Finland  will  conduct  real  operations  with  BYD  eBUS-12  in Espoo for three years. The Technical Research Centre of Finland…

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Where is the world’s biggest fleet of electric vehicles? Perhaps it is in a more cosmopolitan western city such as San Francisco, New York, London or Paris? Actually its not so surprising to learn that is in Shenzhen, the home of BYD Auto. BYD in recent years strived to put its electric know how onto the roads, however it has come across road blocks…

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BYD’s rise and fall has been well documented, the seven year old automotive company came from nowhere to become one of the best selling car brands in 2009 but quickly fell from the top in 2010 and 2011, all new companies go through periods of maturing and BYD is certainly maturing fast. It’s current range of upgraded and new generation vehicles are…

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From Bloomberg

BYD Co. (1211), the automaker partly owned by Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc., rose to a two-month high in Hong Kong after the People’s Daily today reported China’s government will exempt three of the company’s electric car models from vehicle-usage tax charges.

BYD gained as much as…

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The BYD G6 is already a handsome car with a decent 1.5T engine and also a fairly strong tech line up under the hood, however BYD are eager to bring out the L6 which will sit above the G6 but look somewhat similar to the G6. Confused? It seems that although BYD have cleaned out their dealer network of dead wood the product line is in need of a shake…

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Looking back six years ago, there were hardly any non VAG turbo vehicles out there, it seemed as if VW and its portfolio of brands had a death grip on that side of technology, but fast forward to 2012 and we have a myriad of companies offering gasoline turbo engines in the Chinese market, including Chinese companies.

Turbo powered engines are becoming…

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It’s no secret that we’re big fans of BYD but their continual use or should we say car designs that were inspired by existing cars seems to be the fledgling car company’s greatest drawback, where BYD have gained great ground in developing the latest generation of EV’s they have lost a lot of ground in the great PR war to their copied cars, but not with…

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Not long ago I wrote an article for China Car Times on how I believed that after a few missteps, BYD would ultimately prevail. We now have partial confirmation that I was on to something. It has been reported that BYD’s Q3 profits are up an astonishing 582% with the Q4 outlook even more positive. Granted, BYD’s profits are still down for the year,…

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BYD’s S6 SUV is already a popular model in the Chinese market, September sales ran to some 7000 units and may cause some worry at Greatwall, Zotye and Chery – all of whom already have best selling SUV’s in the market. BYDs’ entry into this segment did not come as a surprise but the cars size, power and quality at its price segment have come as a shock…

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BYD’s fiscal report for the third quarter shows that the company’s operating revenues in the first three quarters of this year decreased 4.34% from a year earlier to 34.334 billion yuan, and its profits in the period fell 85% from a year earlier to 352 million yuan.

The company’s operating revenues in the third quarter increased…

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After the State Grid, China’s major power grid builder and operator, chose battery swap as the key means to recharge electric vehicles, China Southern Power Grid, the other power grid builder and operator in China, made the same decision.

No matter it’s battery replacement or battery recharging, the non-uniform technical standards for…

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The Besturn B90 will be FAW’s largest sedan under the Besturn brand and will compete with the likes of the Honda Accord and Toyota Camry in the mid size sedan segment. However, it should be noted that other mid size cars from other Chinese car makers such as Geely’s EC8, Chery’s G6 and BYD’s F6 have failed to net any major sales. Chinese cars in this…

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