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BYD Auto Co., Ltd. is the automotive subsidiary of the Chinese multinational BYD Co Ltd, which is based in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province.

BYD showed off the Tang EV in Oslo » deliveries in Norway expected to start in January 2021


The new Tang EV will be powered by BYD’s recently launched and ultra-safe Blade Battery which the company describes as a ‘game-changer’ for the EV sector. BYD’s new Blade Battery significantly elevates safety levels for the EV industry, at the same time reducing the cubic volume of the battery pack by 50%.

“We’re tremendously excited to bring the Tang EV trial project to Norway,” said Isbrand Ho, Managing Director, BYD Europe, “This is a very capable car indeed, with impressive performance figures, a game-changing new Blade Battery, robust off-road characteristics and a level of comfort which the driver and whole family will enjoy. Our new SUV is an expression of both Chinese culture and state-of-the-art new-energy technology – where eastern philosophy meets western engineering. We are looking forward to a successful relationship with RSA,” he said, “together, we’re confident that customers will see the strength of our combined product and service offering.”

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May production of China’s EV increased by 3.5 percent and sales increased by 12.2 percent » BMW, Toyota, and Volkswagen announced sizable investments in China’s EV industry this year

» BMW signed a deal with charging station provider State Grid EV Service Company, to promote e-mobility in China.

» Toyota and new energy vehicle (NEV) manufacturer BYD announced a 50-50 joint venture to jointly develop car batteries and electric vehicles.

» Volkswagen announced that it would invest around 2.1 billion euros in electric mobility in China.

Wang Aona, Liu Fangqiang, and Cao Bin / Xinhua »

According to the latest statistics by the China Association of Automobile Manufacturers, the country’s production and sale of NEVs rose at a faster rate in May. In May, NEV production and sales increased by 3.5 percent and 12.2 percent month on month to 84,000 and 82,000, respectively.

In five to eight years, NEVs are expected to keep pace with fuel-driven vehicles in terms of competitiveness, said Fang Yunzhou, president of the Hozon New Energy Automobile Co., Ltd., noting that NEV firms should enhance research and development, innovate marketing modes and strengthen cooperation among industrial chains.

BYD will supply EV batteries to Ford

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Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD Co Ltd will supply EV batteries to U.S. automaker Ford Motor Co, a document on the website of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology showed on Monday.

Ford’s China venture with Changan Automobile is seeking government approval to build a plug-in hybrid model equipped with BYD’s batteries, according to the document.

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In Q1 2020 Tesla sold 88,400 electric vehicles, followed by Renault-Nissan with 39,355, the Volkswagen Group with 33,846, and Hyundai-Kia with 24,116 fully-electric EVs

José Pontes / EV Sales »

Looking only at BEVs, Tesla expanded its lead, increasing its market share by 6% and more than doubling the result of #2 Renault Nissan Alliance, which has also saw its share inflate by 5%, allowing it to jump from #4 to the runner-up spot, but the Volkswagen Group is getting closer, having jumped from 6th to 3rd, and earning 6% share, to 11%, equaling Tesla in market share growth.

Hyundai-Kia is also on the rise, jumping from #7 to #4, increasing its share by 3%, running ahead of last year’s Bronze Medalist BYD, that is now #5, with 6% share, down 3%.

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Hyundai Motor Group, including Hyundai Motor and Kia Motors, was the fourth-largest global manufacturer of electric vehicles (EVs) in the first quarter of 2020, according to research carried out by the Korea Automobile Manufacturers Association (KAMA).

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BYD to offer the Han EV sedan in Europe

Han EV

Han EV

The BYD Han is projected to have MSRP of between €45,000 (~US$49,000) and €55,000 (~US$60,000).

Carrie Hampel / electrive »

BYD is also targeting European markets with its new Han electric sedan. After the model was originally supposed to debut in April at Auto China, which was cancelled due to Covid-19 pandemic, the manufacturer has just announced that it intends to present the model in Europe. BYD is also already naming a price range for sales in Europe.

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Nobina orders another 13 BYD electric buses for use in north-eastern Swedish city of Piteå, near the Arctic Circle

BYD electric-bus

BYD electric-bus

Carrie Hampel / electrive »

According to the Chinese electric bus-making giant, the deployment in the region in the extreme north of Sweden offers the ideal opportunity to demonstrate the performance of battery-electric engineering in icy environments. This buses now ordered by Nobina will be operating close to the Arctic Circle at latitude 65.31º north…

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Chinese EV manufacturer BYD has stepped up plans to enter into the European market and will launch its Tang EV600 SUV in Norway this year

Tang EV600

Tang EV600

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The firm, which already sells electrified buses and coaches in Europe, has chosen Norway as the first country to receive the Tang on the basis that it has a strong charging infrastructure and existing strong demand for EVs.

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BYD and Toyota’s commercial vehicle subsidiary Hino Motors will develop and sell EV commercial vehicles


Reuters »

Chinese electric vehicle maker BYD said on Thursday it has partnered with Toyota-owned truck maker Hino Motors to develop electric commercial vehicles, as BYD deepens electric collaboration with Japan’s top automaker.

The partnership will focus on electric buses and trucks, in addition to BYD and Toyota’s joint development on electric passenger cars.

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BYD chairman Wang Chuanfu named one of Fortune’s ‘Most Influential People: Heroes During the Epidemic’

BYD Chairman Wang Chuanfu

BYD Chairman Wang Chuanfu

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway owns an 8% stake in BYD.

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In late January, BYD converted its automobile assembly line in Shenzhen, China in order to produce desperately needed masks and hand sanitizer for healthcare and frontline workers. In mid-March the company said it produced 5 million masks a day, making it “the world’s largest mass-produced face masks plant.” Today, the plant produces 25 million to 30 million masks a day.

Leading Chinese EV manufacturer BYD reports net profits down 42 percent in 2019

Xinhua »

China’s leading new energy vehicle (NEV) manufacturer BYD Company Limited said its net profit fell 41.9 percent year on year in 2019 due to weak vehicle sales and scaled-back subsidies.

Net profit totaled 1.61 billion yuan (227 million U.S. dollars), or 0.50 yuan per share, last year, BYD said in its annual report filed to the Shenzhen Stock Exchange.

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