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As 2023 wanes, legacy automakers fall farther behind Tesla and BYD

Ever since Tesla’s 2003 founding, industry observers (and even the company’s own execs) have been predicting that the giant global automakers would respond to the new company’s challenge, produce their own compelling EVs, and surpass (or perhaps even acquire) the upstart. Two decades later, that scenario seems more unlikely than ever. As Tom Randall writes… Read more »

China’s BYD delivering EVs in Germany

Chinese EVs continue to roll onto the streets of Europe. Xpeng started delivering EVs to Norway in 2020, and today Nordic drivers can choose models from MG, BYD, NIO and Golden Dragon. Now BYD, the world’s largest seller of EVs, is delivering cars to Germany, Europe’s largest auto market, following a 2021 launch in Norway… Read more »

Rental agency Sixt to buy 100,000 BYD EVs for European market

After a decade of talking about renting EVs, major car rental companies (including Hertz) are now starting to place serious orders. This is excellent news, because offering EVs to rental car customers could have a multiplier effect—who’d want to go back to their gas-burner after driving electric for a week? The latest rental giant to… Read more »

BYD and Castrol to collaborate on fluids and greases for EVs

Chinese automaker BYD and bp-owned lubricant company Castrol have signed a three-year collaboration agreement for Castrol ON products, which include fluids and greases designed for EVs. BYD will officially recommend Castrol ON EV Transmission Fluid for its Han EVs, and will use Castrol ON fluids in its EVs. “BYD (China) will promote Castrol ON products… Read more »

Antelope Valley schools to buy 20 BYD electric school buses

California’s Antelope Valley Schools Transportation Agency (AVSTA) has announced plans to buy 20 BYD electric school buses. The buses will be built in Lancaster, California at the BYD Coach & Bus facility by members of the SMART Union. The BYD Type D Battery Electric School Bus has a top speed of 65 miles per hour… Read more »

BYD introduces Type A electric school bus with V2G tech

BYD has introduced a Type A battery-electric school bus that features vehicle-to-grid technology, allowing the vehicle to serve as a power storage resource when it’s not transporting students. Type A school buses are typically used on routes with fewer students, or for transporting students with disabilities. The BYD Type A can seat up to 30,… Read more »

BYD delivers over 70,000 electric buses—almost all in China

Since introducing battery-electric buses over a decade ago, automaker BYD has delivered over 70,000 units to customers worldwide. BYD says its e-buses have covered over 3.4 billion miles, and reduced CO2 emissions by 3.8 million tons. The vast majority of these are operating in China, but Europe is a growth area. BYD has delivered over… Read more »

BYD and Levo Mobility collaborate to finance and deploy up to 5,000 V2G-equipped EVs

BYD has partnered with Levo Mobility, a joint venture of Nuvve Holding, Stonepeak Partners and Evolve Transition Infrastructure, to integrate Nuvve’s V2G technology with BYD EVs. The companies plan to deploy up to 5,000 V2G-equipped EVs over the next five years. Nuvve’s V2G technology uses bidirectional charging stations to enable EVs to discharge energy from… Read more »

BYD introduces two new electric heavy-duty trucks

BYD unveiled two new battery-electric heavy-duty trucks, the Gen3 8TT and 6F, at the recent ACT Expo in Long Beach. The Gen 3 8TT is “a versatile vehicle, capable of performing drayage, regional haul, and distribution work,” whereas the 6F “can perform regional haul and distribution work and can also be equipped with a body… Read more »