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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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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 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.


just-auto Plus only BYD ADL transforms Shepherd’s Bush facility

16 November 2018

The highly successful BYD-ADL partnership is celebrating the delivery of not only one of its largest electric bus orders in London – for 36 vehicles – but also the transformation of the historic and land-locked RATP Dev Shepherd’s Bush garage...


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

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 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.


just-auto Plus only BYD wins another electric bus order from Sweden

21 September 2018

Another major order for BYD in Sweden has been confirmed. The Swedish bus operator Nobina has placed orders for three types of BYD ebuses: 11 of the 12m ebuses, 10 of the 18m articulated ebuses and 5 of the 8.7m midi buses, which makes a total of 26...


BYD and Baidu to mass-produce self-driving cars

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.


BYD sending more ebuses to Israel

4 September 2018

BYD has confirmed an order for the first ever pure electric buses for Jerusalem, Israel.


China EV sales dominate in second quarter

24 August 2018

Unsurprisingly, given its 'new energy vehicles' policy, China dominated for sales of electric vehicles in the second quarter of 2018.


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.

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BYD plans listing for batteries biz - report

7 December 2018

BYD, the electric vehicle and batteries specialist based in China and backed by billionaire inves...


BYD rolls out its first French made electric buses

7 December 2018

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


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 elect...


just-auto Plus only BYD ADL transforms Shepherd’s Bush facility

16 November 2018

The highly successful BYD-ADL partnership is celebrating the delivery of not only one of its larg...


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. It is the c...


BYD expands global e-bus sales; hydrogen

15 October 2018

Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD has won a contract to supply a fleet of battery powered...



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