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Kyocera and BYD Japan to collaborate on EV systems

17 June 2019

Kyocera and BYD Japan have announced a joint project to develop an integrated renewable supply-demand energy system for EVs.


BYD sells electric buses to Chile, Volvo a fleet to Dubai

12 June 2019

The Chilean minister of transportation and telecommunications, Gloria Hutt, has announced a new order for 183 pure electric buses for the Chilean capital of Santiago, due to arrive in August.


Toyota partners with CATL, BYD to meet new EV target

10 June 2019

Toyota Motor announced it was joining forces with Chinese battery manufacturers Contemporary Amperex Technology Limited (CATL) and BYD Auto to increase its global sales of electric and plug-in hybrid vehicles.


Kyocera and BYD Japan to develop integrated energy system for EVs

4 June 2019


BYD delivers eBus fleet to Messina in Italy

3 June 2019

BYD has delivered a fleet of 16 pure electric 8.7-metre eBuses to public transport operator, Azienda Trasporti Di Messina (ATM), in the Italian city of Messina, Sicily.


BYD delivers Argentina's first electric buses

24 May 2019

A fleet of 12 BYD K9 electric buses for the city of Mendoza, Argentina, arrived at the port of San Antonio in Chile.


BYD delivers ebuses to EMT Madrid

21 May 2019


BYD delivers ebuses to Badajoz, Spain

14 May 2019

BYD has delivered 15 pure electric 12-metre eBuses to Spain's southwest city of Badajoz – one of the largest eBus orders for the manufacturer in the country.


Nobina increases his orders for BYD ebuses

7 May 2019


BYD to spend US$1.5bn on new EV plant in Changzhou

29 April 2019

China's leading electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer, BYD Auto, has announced plans to build a new manufacturing hub for battery-powered passenger vehicles and key components in the city of Changzhou, in China's Jiangsu province.


BYD surges ahead of Mercedes and Toyota in China

18 April 2019

BYD only just scrapes into the top 20 makes list of the Chinese market but it remains the number one in New Energy passenger vehicles. The brand offers a broad line-up of EVs and PHEVs and with more to be added this year, may remain in the lead even as rivals add ever more electrified models.


Auto Shanghai 2019 - world premieres list

17 April 2019

Auto Shanghai took place across 12 halls, each of which has two levels, with total floor space of 360,000 square metres quoted by the organiser. There were 136 scheduled press conferences on 16 and 17 April plus multiple events which took place in the days (and weeks) beforehand as OEMs attempted to have their brands' voices heard in the welter of announcements.


BYD launches "world's longest electric bus"

1 April 2019

BYD says it has launched the K12A, described as the world's first 27-metre pure electric bi-articulated bus. With a passenger capacity of 250 people, BYD claims it is the longest pure electric bus in the world and can travel at a maximum speed of 70 km/h.


Eberspaecher equips air-conditioning system for BYD e-buses in Israel

5 March 2019


BYD eTrucks and vans make their European debut in Spain

14 February 2019


Global EV battery market expands by almost half in 2018

11 February 2019

The global market for electric vehicle (EV) batteries expanded by almost 47% to 7.38 gigawatt-hours (GWh) last year from 5.03 in 2017, according to a study carried out by South Korean consulting firm SNE Research.


BYD selects Analog Devices’ technology to enhance in-vehicle entertainment experience

5 February 2019


BYD supplies 200 double decker pure electric buses to Xi'an

31 January 2019

BYD has provided the city of Xi’an in North West China with 200 K8S pure electric double decker buses.


BYD China produces 50,000th electric bus

22 January 2019

BYD says it has now manufactured 50,000 pure electric buses, nine years since production began.


Chile launches Latin America’s largest electric bus fleet

14 December 2018

The Chilean government has celebrated the arrival of 100 BYD K9FE electric buses in Santiago, the capital of Chile.


BYD delivers maiden electric bus to Hungary

13 December 2018

BYD has delivered its first electric bus to Salgotarjan in Hungary following similar orders for Portugal and Denmark.


BYD plans listing for batteries biz - report

7 December 2018

BYD, the electric vehicle and batteries specialist based in China and backed by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is reportedly planning a share listing for its battery business by the end of 2022.  


BYD rolls out its first French made pure electric buses

7 December 2018

BYD France has delivered its first pure electric buses assembled in its Beauvais factory.


BYD puts Canadian truck plant on hold

27 November 2018

Electric bus and commercial vehicle specialist BYD has put plans to open its first Canadian electric truck plant on hold but could revive the project when it sees a business case, a company executive told Reuters.


BYD ADL transforms Shepherd’s Bush facility in London

16 November 2018


BYD receives maiden ebuses order from Denmark

15 November 2018

BYD has secured an order for 27 of its 12-metre pure electric buses in Copenhagen.


BYD expands global e-bus sales; hydrogen developments

15 October 2018

Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD has won a contract to supply a fleet of battery powered buses to a Canadian private bus operator based in Vancouver.


BYD wins another electric bus order from Sweden

21 September 2018


BYD launches three-powertrain Qin Pro sedan

21 September 2018

BYD launched its latest sedan model, the Qin Pro sedan, in Beijing with the choice of petrol, PHEV (plug-in hybrid) or EV (pure electric) powertrains.


BYD and Baidu to mass-produce self-driving cars by 2021

10 September 2018

Chinese automaker BYD and local tech giant Baidu last week announced plans to begin mass production together of self-driving cars by 2021, according to local news reports.

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BYD Auto news

Kyocera and BYD Japan to collaborate on EV systems

17 June 2019

Kyocera and BYD Japan have announced a joint project to develop an integrated renewable supply-de...


BYD sells buses to Chile, Volvo to Dubai

12 June 2019

The Chilean minister of transportation and telecommunications, Gloria Hutt, has announced a new o...


Toyota partners with CATL, BYD to meet new EV targ

10 June 2019

Toyota Motor announced it was joining forces with Chinese battery manufacturers Contemporary Ampe...


just-auto Plus only Kyocera/BYD Japan to integrate energy system

4 June 2019

Kyocera Corporation and BYD Japan (herein “BYD”), the Japanese arm of China’s B...


BYD delivers eBus fleet to Messina in Italy

3 June 2019

BYD has delivered a fleet of 16 pure electric 8.7-metre eBuses to public transport operator, Azie...


BYD delivers Argentina's first electric buses

24 May 2019

A fleet of 12 BYD K9 electric buses for the city of Mendoza, Argentina, arrived at the port of Sa...



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