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Environment drives growth in EV sales in Asia

11 January 2016

Rising air pollution in major cities across Asia has forced local governments to impose restrictions on the sale and circulation of vehicles in recent weeks, affecting millions of motorists.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Minding the shop

3 July 2015

This week it was, for once, my turn to stay back and mind the shop while colleagues scurried hither and yon to bring you news and interviews from a number of events here in Olde Engerland and Europe, all the while enduring 35C 'heatwaves', rail delays due to the 'wrong kind of heat', missed plane connections and the usual summer chaos.


ANALYSIS: Key new vehicles coming up

13 February 2015

The Chicago auto show is now underway to be followed by Geneva in a few weeks' time, with New York and then Shanghai in April. Which are the key vehicles to note at these shows? just-auto's new and future products editor, Glenn Brooks, provides a need-to-know summary.


Global light vehicle market developments

23 July 2014

The first half of the year has seen global light vehicle sales accelerate as expanding vehicle markets have more than compensated for those that have contracted. Dave Leggett eyes the latest data and the outlook.

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BYD to sell 36 more electric buses to London

15 June 2017

The BYD ADL electric bus partnership has been selected as preferred bidder by RATP Dev London for the latter's order of 36 10.8m pure electric buses.


BYD electric bus fleet for Brisbane airport

14 June 2017

BYD has expanded its supply of pure electric buses to Brisbane Airport, eight months after making a commercial debut at the country’s busiest hub in Sydney.


BYD becomes 'local auto manufacturer' in Argentina

17 May 2017

CTS Auto/BYD Auto, a firm controlled by renewable energy technology company BYD, has been authorised to become a local auto manufacturer in Argentina.


BYD delivers 60ft articulated electric bus to CA

10 May 2017

BYD has delivered what it says is America's first 60-foot articulated battery-electric transit bus to the Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) in Los Angeles County, California.


just-auto Plus only BYD introduces battery-electric refuse truck

9 May 2017

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, formally introduced its class 8 battery-electric refuse truck at the 2017 ACT Expo at the Long Beach Convention Centre. This new vehicle from BYD represents the first heavy-duty refuse truck...


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production model world debuts. The most important vehicle premiere will probably prove to be the Wuling Hong Guang S3, this being the first SUV for the number one brand in the world's largest market.


BYD opens electric bus factory in Hungary

5 April 2017

BYD has opened its first bus plant in Europe in the northern Hungarian town of Komarom. 


just-auto Plus only BYD to build new production facility in France

24 March 2017

At a press conference in Beauvais on 23 March 2017, Isbrand Ho, managing director of BYD Europe, accompanied by Xavier Bertrand, President of the Hauts-de-France region; Caroline Cayeux, President of the Beauvais Urban Community; Christian Sandowski, Mayor of...


just-auto Plus only BYD global sales climbs 70% in 2016

8 February 2017

The Shenzhen based new energy technology company BYD has become the highest selling manufacturer of new energy vehicles in 2016 for the second consecutive year. According to figures compiled by EV Sales, a website that tracks the global market for new energy...


Tianjin adds 500 electric buses to its fleet

9 January 2017

China’s northern city of Tianjin took delivery of 500 electric buses last week for use as public service vehicles, according to local reports.


just-auto Plus only BorgWarner supplies turbocharging tech BYD HEVs

9 December 2016

BorgWarner supplies its advanced wastegate turbocharging technology for numerous hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs) from BYD Auto Industry Company Limited. The proven, highly durable turbochargers boost BYD Auto's 1.5-litre direct injection gasoline engine in...


BYD expands Middle East operations with Karmania

25 November 2016

BYD has become the first company to supply pure electric vehicles to Iran, while its partnership with the country's largest private passenger car manufacturer Kerman khodro will also see the Shenzhen-based company export other products to Iran including hybrids, electric vehicles and rechargeable batteries.


BYD to build new electric bus plant in China

23 November 2016

China’s leading electric vehicle manufacturer BYDAuto has said it plans to build a new electric bus plant in Xi’an in the country’s Shaanxi province.


just-auto Plus only BYD invests in new bus assembly plant in Hungary

11 October 2016

BYD, the fast growing supplier of pure electric buses to cities across Europe, on 11 October, 2016, confirmed its commitment to the market with the announcement of a EUR20m (US$22.233m) investment in a bus assembly plant in the northern Hungarian city of...


BYD sells electric bus fleet to Sydney airport

31 August 2016

Chinese electric vehicle specialist BYD Company has unveiled Australia's first pure electric airport bus in the first commercial operation of such a fleet in Australia, as part of a A$5m spend on environment-friendly ground transportation at Sydney's airport.


Daimler JV extends Denza EV's range to 400km

23 August 2016

Daimler said it had broadened its new energy vehicles (NEV) line with the new Denza, extended-range 400, a 'made in China, for China' electric vehicle built by Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology joint venture (BDNT).


BYD stresses nightime EV grid capacity

9 August 2016

BYD is urging adoption of electric grid systems to be able to cope with mass charging of EVs at night, which will not be a burden on the network.


just-auto Plus only BYD and Palio crash results disappoints Latin NCAP

4 August 2016

Latin NCAP’s latest crash test results were released on 3 August 2016, at the annual FIA Region IV American Congress being held in Paraguay. The results were disappointing with a zero star model and a star reduction for a top selling model in the...


Samsung minority stake in BYD confirmed

27 July 2016

China’s BYD has confirmed Samsung Electronics had completed the acquisition of a 1.92% stake in the electric vehicle manufacturer for CNY3bn (US$450m).


Samsung Electronics seeks stake in BYD

15 July 2016

Samsung Electronics on Friday said it is in talks to acquire a stake in Chinese automaker BYD to boost its chip business for electric cars.


just-auto Plus only California invests in zero emissions trucks at seaports

18 May 2016

The state of California is awarding US$23.6m to the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) for a statewide zero-emission drayage truck development and demonstration project. The funds, from the California Climate Investments programme, will...


just-auto Plus only BYDs new Shanwei plant bags major ebus orders

10 May 2016

The city of Shanwei witnessed the first locally assembled BYD electric bus drive out of the company’s brand new production line in Luhe industrial park. This is the first batch of the BYD electric bus assembled in this industry park since the signing of...


just-auto Plus only BYD China produces 10,000 electric buses since its launch

10 May 2016

In a sunny April morning, a BYD K8 electric bus came out of its production line and went through all regular testing and approvals. As a passenger, you may find nothing particular about it, except for its quietness and the absence of an exhaust pipe as...


just-auto Plus only First ebus of BYD's pure electric bus fleet launched in Montevideo

9 May 2016

Firm on its intent to boost sustainable development in South America and slash its carbon footprint, Uruguay takes a step further in its electrified public transportation platform in the capital, Montevideo. Following the launch of a pure electric taxi fleet,...


just-auto Plus only BYD/Chilectra partner to introduce e-public transport in Santiago, Chile

9 May 2016

The threats posed by climate change have prompted stakeholders in both public and private sectors to take action towards sustainable development. Aware of the more direct and immediate impact they can have on people’s lives, administrations in the...


BEIJING 2016 - world premieres list

26 April 2016

As happens every two years, there was a vast number of vehicle and concept world premieres at the Beijing motor show. Arguably the most important were the Acura CDX, Changan CX70, Geely Emgrand GS, Honda Avancier, Hyundai Verna, Renault Koleos, VW Magotan and VW T-Prime.


just-auto Plus only BYD China launches new Qin EV300 and e5 EV

5 April 2016

On 31 March 2016, BYD Company, launched two new pure electric sedans to boost its already broad range of EVs, and provide consumers with even more options to suit their needs: the Qin EV300, coming in four versions with prices ranging from CNY259,800...


just-auto Plus only New BYD T3 to be tested by Correios in Brazil

24 March 2016

With sustainable development becoming a vital element in postal operations, Correios - the Brazilian mail service, has taken up serious environmental responsibility, and is moving towards streamlining its management of the significant environmental impacts...


just-auto Plus only Link Transit Washington places first BYD e-bus order

24 March 2016

Link Transit in the city of Wenatchee, Washington has made a historic decision that secures it a spot among America’s most elite transit agencies. This summer, Link will take delivery of their first four battery electric transit buses from the global...


just-auto Plus only BYD e6 taxi achieves Australian Design Rule certification

24 March 2016

BYD Company is steadily firming its Electric Vehicle foothold in Australian soil, following the successful operation of its pure electric buses in a shuttle service for Sydney Airport between December 2014 and May 2015, and the acclaimed introduction of its...

BYD Auto news

BYD to sell 36 more electric buses to London

15 June 2017

The BYD ADL electric bus partnership has been selected as preferred bidder by RATP Dev London for...


BYD electric bus fleet for Brisbane airport

14 June 2017

BYD has expanded its supply of pure electric buses to Brisbane Airport, eight months after making...


BYD becomes 'local auto manufacturer' in Argentina

17 May 2017

CTS Auto/BYD Auto, a firm controlled by renewable energy technology company BYD, has been authori...


BYD delivers 60ft articulated electric bus to CA

10 May 2017

BYD has delivered what it says is America's first 60-foot articulated battery-electric transi...


just-auto Plus only BYD introduces battery-electric refuse truck

9 May 2017

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, formally introduced its class 8...


2017 Auto Shanghai motor show world premieres

24 April 2017

Auto Shanghai 2017 did not disappoint, with a vast number of concept, prototype and production mo...



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