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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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Turin takes first BYD electric buses

22 September 2017

Turin has taken delivery of the first zero emission pure electric BYD ebuses which are to go into service in Italy.


just-auto Plus only BYD/UNEP join over new energy vehicle drive

15 September 2017

New energy technology company BYD has thrown its weight behind the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) to promote electric mobility in emerging countries. The initiative is the basis of the agreement signed between the Shenzhen based company and the...


BYD wins first pure electric bus order in Israel

14 August 2017

BYD has secured its first major pure electric bus order in Israel for a a fleet of 17 single-deck 12m vehicles to serve the northern port city of Haifa, the country's third largest city.


just-auto Plus only BYD wins electric buses order from LA Metro

1 August 2017

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Los Angeles Metro, one of the largest transportation systems in the US, voted to award a contract for 60 40-foot all-electric buses to local manufacturer BYD. This is among the largest single contracts for electric buses in US...


just-auto Plus only BYD receives electric buses order from Metroline

24 July 2017

Metroline is the latest London operator to win a tender from TfL to operate electric buses on a central London route and has chosen the ADL BYD partnership to supply 23 of its 10.8m single decker model. The new buses, due for delivery in summer 2018, will...


just-auto Plus only ADL/BYD secure further electric bus order

21 July 2017

The ADL/BYD electric bus partnership has secured a third order from Go-Ahead London – for a total of 30 of its BYD ADL Enviro200EV 10.8m models. Eleven of the buses will operate on Transport for London’s route 153 from February 2018 A further 19...


BYD/Enel Chile ink electric mobility agreement

11 July 2017

YD and Enel Chile have signed a trade agreement in Santiago, focusing on developing a commercial strategy to strengthen electric mobility in Chile.


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...

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Turin takes first BYD electric buses

22 September 2017

Turin has taken delivery of the first zero emission pure electric BYD ebuses which are to go into...


just-auto Plus only BYD/UNEP join over new energy vehicle drive

15 September 2017

New energy technology company BYD has thrown its weight behind the United Nations Environment Pro...


BYD wins first pure electric bus order in Israel

14 August 2017

BYD has secured its first major pure electric bus order in Israel for a a fleet of 17 single-deck...


just-auto Plus only BYD wins electric buses order from LA Metro

1 August 2017

In a unanimous vote, the Board of Los Angeles Metro, one of the largest transportation systems in...


just-auto Plus only BYD receives electric buses order from Metroline

24 July 2017

Metroline is the latest London operator to win a tender from TfL to operate electric buses on a c...


just-auto Plus only ADL/BYD secure further electric bus order

21 July 2017

The ADL/BYD electric bus partnership has secured a third order from Go-Ahead London – for a...



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