Posts Tagged: BYD

BYD says its new Blade Battery offers far lower risk of fire

The popular discussion of EVs tends to center on range, and this has led battery makers to focus on increasing energy density—some would say, at the expense of other equally important attributes such as longevity and safety. Chinese EV giant BYD has introduced a new Blade Battery, which is designed to “bring battery safety back… Read more »

BYD delivers two K7M electric buses to Anaheim Resort Transportation

BYD has delivered two K7M 30-foot electric buses to Anaheim Resort Transportation (ART) in Anaheim, California. ART, which aims to have a 50 percent electrified fleet by the end of 2020, is scheduled to receive 40 more BYD electric buses this year. Stella Li, BYD North America President, said, “We applaud ART for its bold… Read more »

DiDi to launch shared EV fleet in Mexico

Chinese ridesharing company DiDi Chuxing plans to launch a fleet of electrified vehicles in Mexico. The rollout will include over 700 EVs and hybrids from OEMs such as BYD and Renault. Of these, 200 EVs will be for the exclusive use of DiDi drivers.  DiDi claims to operate the world’s largest EV fleet, including nearly… Read more »

Volkswagen acquires 20% of Chinese battery maker Guoxuan

Volkswagen plans to acquire 20% of Chinese battery maker Guoxuan, Reuters reports, accelerating the German giant’s foray into China’s growing EV market. At current prices, the 20% stake would be worth about $560 million. Volkswagen is currently the top foreign automaker in China, and has set a goal of selling 1.5 million new energy vehicles… Read more »

New report: Electric trucks and buses are a win-win-win

A new study quantifies what commercial EV-makers have been saying for years: electric trucks and buses are a triple win. They save money for fleet operators, and reduce both local air pollution and carbon emissions. Furthermore, in California (among other places), they generate jobs and economic benefits. American bus-builder Proterra is headquartered in Silicon Valley… Read more »

BYD and AMPLY Power launch charging infrastructure partnership

Chinese EV manufacturer BYD and charging infrastructure provider AMPLY Power will partner to support fleet operators’ transition to EVs. Geared towards transit agencies, shuttle bus operators, universities, school districts and municipalities, the partnership will offer joint products and services from the two companies. BYD President Stella Li said, “This partnership leads to a total and… Read more »

Netherlands takes “largest order” title with 259 BYD e-buses

The record for “largest order of electric buses in Europe” is proving to be a rapidly moving target. In November, Volvo sold 157 e-buses to a French public transit operator, and proclaimed that this order was the largest in Europe to date. Now Keolis, a private public transport operator that manages bus and metro systems… Read more »

BYD’s articulated e-bus passes Altoona test, now eligible for FTA funding

The K11M, BYD’s 60-foot electric articulated transit bus, has passed durability road testing under the Federal Transit Authority’s (FTA) new Pass/Fail guidelines at the Model Bus Testing Program in Altoona, Pennsylvania. It is the first electric transit bus of its size to complete the full 15,000-mile durability test. Once Altoona and the FTA finalize the… Read more »