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BYD delivers 500 e6 electric cars to Shenzhen Police

Can you imagine police officers giving up their massive Crown Victorias for electric hatchbacks? In China, they just might. Chinese automaker BYD delivered 500 pure electric e6 police vehicles to the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau this week. The local cops love the virtually silent engine, according to the company. The five-seat e6 has a… Read more »

Uber to test a fleet of Chinese-made BYD EVs in the US

Chinese automaker BYD’s electric buses have been attracting a lot of interest from North American transit authorities. However, the company’s plans to bring its E6 electric passenger car to the US, which it has been talking about since 2009, have come to little so far. That might be about to change. According to Reuters (via Green… Read more »

BYD sells 34 electric taxis in Brussels, beating Renault and Nissan to the punch

Chinese EV maker BYD has sold 34 electric taxis in Brussels, capital of the EU, embarrassing the more established players Renault and Nissan. “I’d rather have chosen a European brand than a Chinese one of course,” said Luigi Marrocco, CEO of Taxis Bleus, one of the two biggest taxi companies in Brussels. “But when it… Read more »

BYD buys plant in California to build electric buses

Chinese EV maker BYD has purchased a facility in Lancaster, California, to house its electric bus manufacturing operations. The plant was formerly operated by Rexhall Industries, a maker of RVs. Several Rexhall employees, including company CEO William Rex, will stay on as the plant makes the transition to BYD ownership. According to BYD, the manufacturing… Read more »

Long Beach Transit votes to buy BYD buses, Proterra protests

After several delays and much controversy, the Long Beach Transit Board voted on Monday to award a $12.1 million contract to purchase 10 electric buses to a US subsidiary of the Chinese firm BYD. The contract is funded mainly by the federal government’s Transit Investment for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) program, one of… Read more »

Fleet of 50 BYD electric minicabs to start trials in London

Chinese automaker BYD and London minicab operator greentomatocars have signed a memorandum of understanding calling for BYD to supply 50 e6 electric vehicles to greentomatocars, which operates about 300 minicabs in Cool Britannia’s capital (“minicabs” are ordinary cars used as cabs, as opposed to the city’s famous diesel-powered black taxicabs). The new zero-emission taxis are… Read more »

Uber deploys 50 EVs in London

Uber continues its experiments with EVs (the company began a pilot using BYD E6s last year in Chicago, and has also runs trials of EVs in South Africa and Portugal). The company’s latest electrical adventure is taking place in London, where Uber will offer its drivers the option to lease BYD and Nissan EVs. A… Read more »