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BYD Company Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corpor...

EREVITA Team, 8.11.2019 08:30:39

BYD Company Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation signed an agreement to establish a joint company to research and development for battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). The new R&D company, which will work on designing and developing BEVs (including platform) and its related parts, is anticipated to be established in China in 2020, with BYD and Toyota to evenly share 50% of the total capital needed. Additionally, BYD and Toyota plan to staff the new company by transferring engineers and the jobs currently involved in related R&D from their respective companies. We aim to combine BYD’s strengths in development and competitiveness in the battery electric vehicle market with Toyota’s quality and safety technology to provide the best BEV products for the market demand and consumer affection as early as we can. —BYD senior vice president Lian Yu-bo With the same goal to further promote the widespread use of electrified vehicles, we appreciate that BYD and Toyota can become “teammates”, able to put aside our rivalry and collaborate. We hope to further advance and expand both BYD and Toyota from the efforts of the new company with BYD. —Toyota executive vice president Shigeki Terashi BYD was founded in 1995 as a battery business and has grown into a total energy solution company, manufacturing not only electrified vehicles but other products such as large-size energy storage cells. Core parts for electrified vehicles such as batteries, motors and power electronics are among the products that BYD develops in-house. In 2008, BYD became the first company to sell mass production of plug-in hybrid electrified vehicles (PHEVs). Since 2015 onwards, BYD’s sales of BEVs and PHEVs have been ranked first in the world for four consecutive years. Since Toyota launched the Prius, the world’s first mass-produced hybrid electric vehicle (HEV), in 1997, the company has become a pioneer of electrified vehicle development with a focus on HEVs. Toyota has sold more than 14 million electrified vehicles worldwide and has accumulated extensive knowledge concerning the development, production, and sale of both HEVs and their related core components. In China, Toyota is also working on spreading electrification and also developing vehicles which meets Chinese customer’s needs in collaboration between Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing (China) Co., Ltd. (TMEC) and the R&D centers established at Chinese joint-venture companies with China FAW Group Corporation (FAW) and Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd. (GAC).

BYD lands Europe's largest ever electric...

EREVITA Team, 13.12.2019 16:57:42

BYD lands Europe's largest ever electric bus order 2019-12-09 BYD has secured the largest ever single order for electric buses in Europe in a deal with Keolis Nederland BV, the Dutch subsidiary of global public transport provider, Keolis. The landmark order comprises 259 pure-electric, 100% emissions-free BYD eBuses scheduled for programmed delivery from next summer. “This is a momentous occasion for BYD,” said BYD Europe Managing Director, Isbrand Ho, “and also represents a huge commitment to electric mobility since it becomes the largest European fleet ever switched to electric at one time”

Today, BYD is proud to announce that it ...

EREVTA Team, 14.3.2020 11:09:23

Today, BYD is proud to announce that it has created the world’s largest mass-produced face masks plant. The plant is now running at full capacity and is able to produce 5 million masks and 300,000 bottles of disinfectants per day. This allows the firm to help alleviate severe shortages that have affected hospitals and agencies across China in the face of the global COVID-19 outbreak. On February 8, the newly-built production lines in one of BYD’s industrial parks in Shenzhen started to produce these critical supplies, with hundreds of staff working both day and night shifts along with machines working around the clock. In late January, BYD began to assist in the production of masks and disinfection gels to tackle the growing COVID-19 outbreak. A special task force was appointed by BYD Chairman and President Wang Chuanfu, consisting of leaders from different business divisions and more than 3,000 engineers involved in research and development, design, processing and other roles. The task force moved with incredible speed, and in less than two weeks, it had finished work that normally takes two months to complete. It completed both the R&D and manufacturing process of mask production equipment within seven days, whereas on the market, it would normally take 15 to 30 days to fully manufacture a mask-producing machine. At the same time, BYD also completed the R&D of medical-grade hand sanitizers in six days, which were then shipped to medical staff on the front lines of the epidemic after just eight days. BYD’s strong R&D capabilities, combined with its manufacturing facilities and creativity, have enabled the firm to mass-produce quality masks in a short period of time, reflecting its unremitting efforts throughout the epidemic. Mask production requires impeccably clean and sterile environments and equipment, and BYD’s dust-free rooms, previously used for the assembly of smartphones, are particularly well-suited for this. During the Spring Festival period, the company was unable to obtain mask-making equipment rapidly enough, so it set about making its own machines. BYD can now make more than a dozen of these machines a day. “A production line for high-quality face masks requires about 1,300 parts for various gears, chains, and rollers, 90% of which are BYD’s self-made parts,” said Sherry Li, Director General of BYD’s President Office. Since its founding, BYD has set up a specialized team to conduct R&D and manufacturing for its equipment, and the team has been engaged in the independent R&D and manufacturing of complex production lines and equipment, such as electronics, batteries and new energy vehicles. Its own machining centers, for example, have a variety of high-precision equipment like grinding machines and molds. This collection of hardware, along with the reserve of professional and technical manpower, has given BYD strong capabilities and rich experience in large-scale precision manufacturing over the years. “For BYD’s electronics business, the high-end mobile phones that we produce have high requirements in terms of quality, waterproofing and other aspects. This also comes with our high standards for molds, automated equipment, manufacturing processes, and more,” said Zhao Jianping, General Manager of BYD’s Quality Division. “In other words, the equipment that we already have offers precision and quality that is much higher than what is commonly required to produce masks.” According to the Chinese government’s quality inspection department, the quality of BYD’s masks is significantly better than similar masks in the industry. As a multitude of orders have come after the company announced its production of masks and disinfectants, the most pertinent challenge was the rapid expansion of its production capacity to meet the demand for these much-needed items. With the company making about five to ten new mask-producing machines on a daily basis, the number of masks produced by BYD is increasing at a rate of approximately 300,000 to 500,000 units per day. It currently has a total production capacity of five million masks per day, which is equivalent to a quarter of China’s entire production capacity in early February.

BYD Co Ltd is ramping up efforts to bols...

EREVITA Team, 26.3.2020 10:58:11

BYD Co Ltd is ramping up efforts to bolster its electric vehicle business and boost global expansion, after the company announced the launch of FinDreams, a new sub-brand which specializes in core component production for clean energy vehicles. The sub-brand was unveiled in mid March. It is supported by five subsidiaries, namely FinDreams Vision Co Ltd, FinDreams Technology Co Ltd, FinDreams Moduling Co Ltd, FinDreams Battery Co Ltd, and FinDreams Powertrain Co Ltd. Each unit specializes in different key fields of auto manufacturing. ALSO READ: Denza brand created by Daimler and BYD targeting NEV market According to BYD, the establishment of FinDreams also marked a key step of the company's go-global strategy. The five subsidiaries supporting the sub-brand will be granted more autonomy and help the company expand the reach of its EVs to consumers around the world. Industry experts said BYD's move is part of its global expansion strategy. "For the overseas market, the independent system has more autonomy, greatly increasing the cooperation possibility and the degree of freedom, which can even attract the integration of external capital and the exchange of technology. Plus the background of its parent brand BYD, the newly established brand will definitely bring in benefits," reads a report from MiVoGarage, a Shanghai-based automobile WeChat official account on the industry. The 1Q 2020 Electrified Transport Market Outlook report issued by Bloomberg New Energy Finance said growth momentum in the world's EV sales weakened last year. The rate stood at a mere 10 percent yearly growth, or 200,000 units of increments, compared to the level reached in 2018. However, sales in Europe may surge this year, which is expected to offset the nearly flat EV sales in China and the United States. As a result, global EV sales will continue to grow, to an expected 2.4 million units, BNEF said. With an eye on opportunities in the European market, BYD has charted expansion plans in overseas EV markets. So far, the company's electric cars have reached consumers in more than 100 cities across more than 20 European countries. They include Amsterdam, London, Brussels, Oslo, and Turin in Italy. BYD will continue to enhance cooperation with partners in Europe this year to help deepen the electrification of European public transportation vehicles. This would be done in countries such as the United Kingdom and the Benelux nations. It would offer new energy solutions to local governments, the company said. Shi Jinman, an automobile analyst at Guotai Jun'an Securities, said BYD had long made plans of separating its component production business as early as 2017. The company started to accelerate that move last year. "The establishment of the independent brand benefits the company as the move makes it easier to reach more clients from both the domestic and overseas sectors. In addition, the overseas subsidiaries can work more efficiently on making decisions such as building local plants, and take advantage of BYD's digital channels to boost global expansion," she said. READ MORE: Chinese carmaker BYD posts strong green car sales in April For automobile companies that are going global, localized plans are key to their expansion strategy. Companies should conduct user group analysis in target markets to better tap the local market. There are usually no big returns earned at the beginning of going global, the cost could be high, and this will bring certain pressure on companies' cash flows, Shi said. BYD said despite the challenges brought by the novel coronavirus outbreak, the company's resumption rate has recovered to over 80 percent. It added the previous tightness of upstream and downstream supply chains was also eased.

BYD Unveils New Fire- & Explosion-Resist...

EREVITA Team, 30.3.2020 20:40:41

BYD Unveils New Fire- & Explosion-Resistant Blade Battery The company says it can withstand all sorts of punishments that cause ordinary lithium battery cells to implode or explode — things like being penetrated by a nail, crushed, bent, heated in a furnace to 300°C, or overcharged by 260%. In nail penetration tests, the Blade Battery did not smoke or catch fire and its surface temperature never exceeded 60° C. Under the same conditions, a ternary lithium battery exceeded 500°C and burned violently, while a conventional lithium iron phosphate battery reached dangerously high temperatures of up to 400°C. Developed by BYD over the past several years, the cells in the Blade Battery can be arranged in such a way as to increase the space utilization in a battery pack by 50% compared to conventional lithium iron phosphate batteries. “Today, many vehicle brands are in discussion with us about partnerships based on the technology of the Blade Battery,” says He Long, vice president of BYD. He adds that BYD will gladly share and work with global partners to achieve mutually beneficial outcomes for all industry players. The first BYD model to use the Blade Battery will be the Han, which is scheduled to go on sale in June. It will be the star of BYD’s Dynasty lineup, boasting a cruising range of 605 kilometers and acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in just 3.9 seconds.

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