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BYD e6 EV Review Makes It Sound Like A Good Proposition

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The BYD e6 is an all-electric crossover from China that has been sold around the world for the last two years where it was used as personal or company transport, as well as a taxi.

The Byd E6 Returns Electricity To The Charging Grid

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The BYD e6 is the only production car equipped as standard with the capability to return power to the grid via the AC charging system, but I bet you already knew that.

You Might Get A Ride In A Chinese BYD Electric Car When You Use Uber

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Chinese car and bus manufacturer BYD has been pushing an entrance into the American market for a while now, and it appears it's happening through an alliance from Uber.

China's BYD Tang is The World's Most Powerful Hybrid SUV with 505HP!

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Did you know that this is the most powerful hybrid SUV in the whole world? So much for your Volvo XC90 T8 Twin Engine wet dream, huh?

BYD Reportedly Mulling Supercar Called "Han"

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While the sheer straight-line performance displayed by the BYD Qin hybrid which can hit 62 mph or 100 km/h in just under six seconds, is impressive, making a sedan quick is moderately difficult, whereas building a supercar with no prior experience (and doing it well) is a much more daunting task.

Daimler and BYD's New Denza EV Looks Like a Swollen Egg…

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Partner companies Daimler and BYD Auto may very well succeed in their goal to create what they claim to be "the safest and most reliable electric vehicle designed and engineered in China, for China " with the new Denza EV, but when it comes to looks, well, it just feels awkward - to put it mildly.

Chinese Cars Reportedly Hitting US Showrooms Next Year

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Globalization is not a one-way street. The US may have spread its tentacles across the world, but they are not gripping as tightly as they were some decades ago - in the automotive industry it was the Japanese that came back first and took what they could, and now Bloomberg reports that the Chinese will begin selling their cars Stateside as of next year too.

BYD Launches New Qin PHEV in China, Goes from 0-100km/h in 5.9 Sec, Coming to Europe

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BYD Auto, the Chinese carmaker backed by Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, has officially launched its new Qin plug-in hybrid sedan in China, with the company stating that it plans to offer the car in other markets around the world, including Europe from early 2015, albeit with a different name.

Daimler Teases Denza EV, Will Debut at the 2014 Beijing Auto Show

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The Auto China 2014 in Beijing will host the world premiere of the Denza electric vehicle, the first production model of the joint-venture between Daimler AG and its Chinese partner BYD.

China’s BYD Drag Races New 298HP Plug-In Qin Against All Sorts of Sporty Cars

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Since the BYD Qin is a China-only model, you have not heard and will not hear too much about it in the Western press, because it will never be sold here, hence the lack of interest in making it known.

China's BYD Wants to Build All-Electric Busses in the U.S.

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The Chinese maker of all-electric vehicles that gained a lot of attention in 2008 when investor Warren Buffett bought a 10 percent stake in BYD for$230 million, is now actively looking to build an electric-bus assembly plant in the States.

Micheal Austin, vice president of BYD America, broke the news to WardsAuto, adding that the company has not yet decided on the location for the plant. "Clearly, there are a lot sensitive negotiations that must go on before any of that happens," said Austin.

Daimler and BYD Show the First Fruit of Their Chinese Union with Denza Concept in Beijing

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Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler and China's BYD (Build Your Dreams) marked the first appearance of their new joint venture brand Denza at a motor show with the world premiere of a new concept model that outlines a production vehicle that will launch in early 2013.

The Denza brand will focus exclusively on pure electric vehicles. Under the deal, the German automaker provides its knowledge in vehicle architecture, safety systems and production, while BYD contributes the batteries and the e-drive system to the joint venture.

BYD's Qin Electric Sedan gets a Dashboard-Mounted "i" Robot

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We thought we were done with our coverage on the BYD Qin concept until its world premiere at next week's Auto China 2012 in Beijing, but the Chinese automaker released two more photos of the pure-electric sedan in which, surprise, surprise, we found a robot lurking on top of the dashboard.

The pint-sized creation is called "i" Robot and it looks like a cross between a Google Android robot and EVE (Extraterrestrial Vegetation Evaluator) from Pixar's WALL-E film – that or a futuristic version of South Park's Kenny…

BYD Qin Electric Sedan Concept to Debut at the Beijing Auto Show

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Chinese carmaker BYD is pretty busy these days as it's preparing to display a host of new production and concept models at next week's 2012 Beijing Auto Show.

Aside from launching the new Denza brand, which is a joint venture for the production of EVs between Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler and BYD, the Chinese automaker will reveal its own pure electric concept model named the Qin.

Daimler and China's BYD Name Their New EV Brand Denza

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It's been close to two years since Mercedes-Benz's parent company Daimler and China's BYD formed a new 50-50 joint venture under the name BDNT (BYD Daimler New Technology Co. Ltd) for the development and production of affordable electric vehicles for the Chinese market.

Today, the two companies came out with an official announcement saying that their China market brand will be named Denza and that we'll see the first concept car at the Auto China Show 2012 in Beijing this April, with first production planned in 2013.

Daimler and BYD to Preview Upcoming Dedicated EV with a New Concept Model

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[BYD e6 EV pictured above]

Joint venture partners Daimler AG and BYD Auto revealed plans today to preview their upcoming dedicated electric-car for China with a new design concept at the next Beijing Auto Show in April of 2012.

Last year, the two companies formed a 50-50 joint R&D venture called "Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. Ltd" or "BDNT" for short, to create a new brand that will focus on the development of pure electric vehicles for China.

China's BYD Sees Profits Plunge 89% in the First Half of 2011

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With a billionaire like Warren Buffett backing you up and forming a partnership with none other than Daimler AG is supposedly a recipe for success. Yet Chinese automaker BYD reported a 89% drop in profits in the first half of the year compared to the same period in 2010.

BYD’s sales in the first six months of 2011 were down 23.4%, to 220,131 units. Deliveries of the core models of its range, such as the F0 city car, the F3 compact and the F6 mid-sized sedan plunged right after the governments incentives for new car buyers stopped at the end of last year.

New Study Finds that Chinese Buyers Prefer European over Local Brands

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Car buyers’ preferences in China are shifting towards European models and away from domestic and even Japanese vehicles, according to a new study published today by JD Power Asia Pacific. This is the third year that the study takes place.

The latest edition included 65 brands and 161 separate models in nine segments and is based on responses from 4,979 potential buyers of new-vehicles located in 53 cities.

Will China's BYD Bring the F3DM to the U.S. or will this be Just Another Broken Promise?

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When it comes to making cars, China is king. We’re talking the world’s largest car market, with over a hundred individual marques. So why is it that there are virtually zero Chinese car manufactures selling cars in the U.S. aka the world’s other largest car market?

So far, China’s “Big Four” (well, the four most visible to those outside of China) have made and broken promises of bringing their vehicles to the North American market. Brilliance, Chery, Nanjing and Geely have all backed down from their plans to open dealerships and factories stateside. So far, not a single car from China's major automakers has touched down on U.S. soil outside a motor show.

China's BYD Debuts Lexus RX-Inspired S6DM Dual-Mode Hybrid at Detroit Motor Show

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Chinese automaker BYD marked its fourth consecutive appearance at the North American International Auto Show with the world premiere of the S6DM hybrid, with the DM in the name standing for "Dual-Mode".

The gasoline-electric hybrid is based on the Chinese firm's S6, a mid-size SUV model first introduced at the Shanghai Auto Show in 2009. And no, you're not the only one to find the overall styling of the S6 reminiscent of the previous generation Lexus RX.