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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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just-auto Plus only BYD wins first new Midibus order ahead of launch

20 October 2017

BYD has achieved quick lift off for its all new Midibus which is only receiving its world premiere at the Busworld Show in Belgium this week. It was announced at the show that Connexxion has ordered 21 units of the new model for use in the north part of...


just-auto Plus only BYD unveils two new electric buses at Busworld

20 October 2017

Busworld 2017 in Kortrijk Belgium from 20 October demonstrates BYD leading position as Europe’s largest and most important supplier of full electric buses, proven to deliver a full day operating capability on a single charge.  At the Show BYD...


just-auto Plus only BYD opens its expanded e-bus facility in the US

9 October 2017

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, unveiled its expanded battery-electric bus manufacturing facility - North America’s largest - with bipartisan support from elected officials including House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy...


just-auto Plus only BYD to bring soot-free buses to 20 megacities

28 September 2017

New energy technology company BYD has committed to make it easier for major cities around the world to purchase its eco-friendly zero-emissions pure electric buses beginning in 2018, in order to combat climate change and reduce toxic air pollution. BYD,...


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).

BYD Auto news

just-auto Plus only BYD wins first new Midibus order ahead of launch

20 October 2017

BYD has achieved quick lift off for its all new Midibus which is only receiving its world premier...


just-auto Plus only BYD unveils two new electric buses at Busworld

20 October 2017

Busworld 2017 in Kortrijk Belgium from 20 October demonstrates BYD leading position as Europe&rsq...


just-auto Plus only BYD opens its expanded e-bus facility in the US

9 October 2017

BYD, the world’s largest manufacturer of electric vehicles, unveiled its expanded battery-e...


just-auto Plus only BYD to bring soot-free buses to 20 megacities

28 September 2017

New energy technology company BYD has committed to make it easier for major cities around the wor...


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...



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