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Future models - Mercedes-Maybach, Denza and smart

26 July 2018

The focus of just-auto's series which examines OEMs' current and future models now turns to Daimler. Mercedes-Maybach, Denza and smart comprise the first chapter; to be followed by Mercedes-Benz passenger cars; SUVs and the X-Class pick-up; and finally, EQ electrified models.


BEIJING MOTOR SHOW - Final world debuts list

8 May 2018

Multiple brands revealed concept, prototype and production model world premieres during the press preview days of AutoChina 2018. The show has just closed its doors to the public.


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.

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just-auto Plus only BYD receives advanced ebuses order from Italy

21 August 2018

The municipality of Messina, one of the main cities of Sicily in southern Italy, has placed an order for 13 BYD midibuses. A contract was signed in the presence of the Mayor of Messina, Cateno De Luca, between the General Secretary, Antonio Le Donne, and...


BYD delivers 101 electric cars to Bangkok

16 August 2018

BYD says it has delivered 101 pure electric e6 cars to Bangkok, with another 1,000 to come.


BYD Canada secures electric bus order

16 August 2018

BYD (Build Your Dreams) Canada has secured an order for nine long- range battery-electric buses from Société de Transport de Montréal (STM) and the Réseau de Transport de Longueuil (RTL).


BYD to supply US state of Georgia with E-CVs

15 August 2018

Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD has won bids to supply vehicles to the US state of Georgia and Atlanta city, the company said in a statement.


BYD secures Italian ebuses order

6 August 2018

BYD has won a tender for the delivery of six 12-metre ebuses to operator, Busitalia Veneto in Padua, Italy.


All current diesel vehicles can be electric - BYD

23 July 2018

BYD says all vehicles currently using diesel can be replaced by electric versions as the move towards alternative propulsion gathers pace


just-auto Plus only BYD receives ebuses order from Sweden

23 July 2018

After the recent Norwegian order for 42 articulated BYD ebuses for Oslo, now follows another large order from Sweden for a total of 24 ebuses. The province of Sodermanland, on the south eastern coast of Sweden, will soon have 24 BYD 12 metre ebuses in service....


just-auto Plus only BYD to supply articulated ebuses to Norway

9 July 2018

BYD will deliver a large fleet of pure electric articulated buses in Europe to Norway’s capital city, Oslo. Two orders have been placed by Nobina, the first European operator to put Chinese produced BYD 18m ebuses into operation, for a total of 42 units...


BYD and Changan Automobile launch battery JV

5 July 2018

BYD has announced a strategic cooperation agreement with Changan Automobile to jointly manufacture batteries for electric vehicles.


BYD opens new EV battery plant in Qinghai

28 June 2018

BYD opened a new electric vehicle (EV) battery production plant this week in China's western province of Qinghai, which the company describes as region rich in lithium deposits.


just-auto Plus only BYD opens new UK office and service centre

26 June 2018

BYD, which has supplied British bus operators more full size pure electric buses than any other maker, is strengthening its market support with the opening of a purpose-developed bus workshop and office facility and the appointment of new team members. BYD UK...


just-auto Plus only BYD wins electric double-deckers order

22 June 2018

The winning team of BYD and Alexander Dennis (ADL) has scooped the largest part of London’s first order for fully electric double deckers. Thirty seven BYD ADL Enviro400EV buses will enter service with Transport for London (TfL) operator Metroline in the...


BYD Europe holds first supplier conference

23 May 2018

BYD says its European unit has held its first ever supplier conference at a plant in Hungary. The Chinese (Shenzhen-based) OEM is focused on the electric bus market around the world and is looking to build more buses in Europe.


just-auto Plus only BYD receives first major Spanish order for ebuses

23 April 2018

BYD is strengthening its position in the Spanish bus market. BYD and Tusgsal, a public transport operator in Catalonia, Spain, signed a contract this week for the delivery of eight BYD pure electric 12-metre buses to the city of Badalona in Barcelona province....


just-auto Plus only BYD launches pure electric buses in Auckland

18 April 2018

New energy technology company BYD has launched the first two Alexander Dennis (ADL) Enviro200EV pure electric buses in Auckland, New Zealand's largest city and main transport hub for its CityLink service. The buses which combine BYD’s proven battery...


just-auto Plus only BYD launches ebuses in South Korea’s Jeju Island

13 April 2018

New energy technology company BYD proudly launched 20 pure electric buses in South Korea’s pristine Jeju Island, the largest project of its kind in Northeast Asia. The BYD eBus-7, the only pure electric mid-size bus in the South Korean market, will...


just-auto Plus only BYD to launch e-taxis in Bangkok

29 March 2018

After rolling out its pure electric e6 taxis in more than 10 countries, renewable energy company BYD has set its sights on the Southeast Asian motor hub of Thailand for its next launch. The environmentally friendly taxis, capable of reaching a maximum distance...


BYD posts 20% drop in net profit in 2017

28 March 2018

BYD has posted a 19.5% decline in net profits for 2017 amid reduced subsidies for new energy vehicles (NEVs, comprising EVs and PHEVs) and a sales slump for its gasoline-engine vehicles.


Daimler JV launches updated Denza BEV

26 March 2018

Daimler and BYD Automotive Industry have launched the updated Denza 500 battery electric vehicle from their joint venture, Shenzhen Denza New Energy Automotive.


just-auto Plus only BYD receives first Portugal order for ebuses

26 March 2018

BYD has entered a new market for its pure electric ebuses - in the south of Europe Portugal joins Spain as an operator of the proven BYD ebus. The Coimbra Municipal Public Transportation Service, SMTUC, has placed an order for eight pure electric 12 metre...


China launches NEV innovation centre

6 March 2018

The Chinese government announced the establishment of the National New-Energy Vehicle Technology Innovation Center (NNEVTIC) this week to help drive growth in the country’s new-energy vehicle (NEV) industry in the coming years.


BYD starts fourth all-electric London bus route

7 February 2018

BYD says a fleet of all-electric buses has started operating on a fourth London bus route in the UK capital.


BYD promotes China-UK CEO Council during May visit

5 February 2018

BYD joined British Prime Minister, Theresa May in Beijing last week (1 February), coinciding with the establishment of the China-UK CEO Council, which takes in the new energy sector among other disciplines.


just-auto Plus only BYD wins e-buses/charging poles order from Egypt

31 January 2018

Egypt’s first pure electric bus will begin plying the streets of its second largest city Alexandria in the first half of the year under a new deal signed with BYD. Under the agreement, BYD will deliver 15 units of K9 12-metre pure electric buses and 18...


Chinese CV manufacturers expand overseas

26 January 2018

Chinese commercial vehicle manufacturers are stepping up their efforts to expand into developing markets worldwide, as recent individual reports highlight.


BYD supplies 13 electric buses to Italian cities

23 January 2018

Four cities in Italy's Piedmont Region of Italy have placed orders for a total of 13 BYD pure electric Midibuses.


just-auto Plus only BYD selects Qualcomm solutions for future EVs

10 January 2018

Qualcomm Technologies, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated and Chinese new energy company, BYD Company announced the selection of Qualcomm Technologies' automotive solutions for upcoming electric vehicles from BYD. Anticipated to begin in 2019, BYD...


Morocco OEM/supplier deal to create 11,500 jobs

12 December 2017

Morocco has inked a huge raft of automotive deals with international OEMS and suppliers worth around US$1.5bn and creating more than 11,500 jobs.


BYD invests in Morocco

11 December 2017

BYD is investing in Morocco and has announced an MoU for the supply of a 'range of renewable energy solutions to the country leading by the company’s innovative straddle monorail system, the SkyRail; and to explore the possibility of localised production'.


BYD/CMC to bring e-buses/e-trucks to Philippines

8 November 2017

New energy technology company BYD says it is one step closer towards realising its vision of bringing its full suite of new energy transport vehicles to the Philippines.

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just-auto Plus only BYD receives advanced ebuses order from Italy

21 August 2018

The municipality of Messina, one of the main cities of Sicily in southern Italy, has placed an or...


BYD delivers 101 electric cars to Bangkok

16 August 2018

BYD says it has delivered 101 pure electric e6 cars to Bangkok, with another 1,000 to come. Ba...


BYD Canada secures electric bus order

16 August 2018

BYD (Build Your Dreams) Canada has secured an order for nine long- range battery-electric buses f...


BYD to supply US state of Georgia with E-CVs

15 August 2018

Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD has won bids to supply vehicles to the US state of Georgia and...


BYD secures Italian ebuses order

6 August 2018

BYD has won a tender for the delivery of six 12-metre ebuses to operator, Busitalia Veneto in Pad...


Future models - Mercedes-Maybach, Denza and smart

26 July 2018

The focus of just-auto's series which examines OEMs' current and future models now turns to Daiml...



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