Posts Tagged: BYD e6

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 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 »

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 »