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BYD announced Monday its participation i...

EREVITA Team, 1.9.2020 08:31:44

BYD announced Monday its participation in a statewide contract will allow American transit agencies to leverage California’s purchase power to buy U.S.-built zero-emission BYD battery-electric motor coaches, made by union employees in Lancaster, California. The state selected three models for the contract, which is administered by the California Department of General Services (DGS). They are the K10M 45-foot low-floor coach and the C9M 40-foot high-floor coach; and the C10M 45-foot high-floor coach. Created to aid California transit agencies meet zero-emission vehicle mandates, the statewide contract will also be available to governmental entities outside of California. “This is a big win for transit agencies and operators throughout the United States,” said Patrick Duan, Vice President of BYD North America. “By leveraging California’s purchasing contract, transit agencies benefit from the convenience of an existing contract and competitive pricing. BYD will supply its zero emission U.S-made coaches to California and America with pride.” In addition to being zero emission, the three U.S. made BYD battery electric motor coaches offer passenger comfort with commuter-style padded seating and quieter operation. Building on its long-standing commitment to cleanliness and safety, BYD can offer distancing, disinfectant and antimicrobial options for its line of buses and coaches. The options, reflecting the new realities of mass transit, are designed to help transit agencies assure that both drivers and customers are protected while on board. The options include technologically superior driver barriers, innovative antimicrobial coatings and protective Plexiglas dividers. The statewide purchasing contract was created to assist transit agencies meet the California Air Resources Board’s Innovative Clean Transit regulation, which requires that all public transit agencies transition to zero-emission buses, with all new bus purchases to be zero-emission by 2029 and the goal of complete fleet transition by 2040. There are over 200 public transit agencies in California operating more than 14,000 transit buses. In 2018, BYD was selected as one of the suppliers under a statewide Georgia contract. Under that contract, entities can purchase the 23-foot C6M, the 35-foot C8M, the 40- foot C9M, and the 45-foot C10M in BYD’s motor coach line, and the 30-foot K7M, the 35-foot K9S, the 40-foot K9M, and the 60-foot K11M in BYD’s transit bus line.

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.

BYD on Sunday confirmed that it has reac...

EREVITA Team, 13.4.2020 11:23:23

BYD on Sunday confirmed that it has reached an agreement with Japanese conglomerate Softbank to supply 300 million face masks per month starting May, reported Shenzhen Special Zone Daily (in Chinese). A day earlier, Softbank CEO Masayoshi Son said he obtained a monthly supply of 300 million face masks from BYD, which includes 100 million N95 masks and 200 million regular surgical masks. BYD will set up a new production line for Softbank, according to a Reuters report. The news follows a recent deal between Warren Buffet-backed BYD and California to produce “a sustainable amount of” personal protection gear for the state, Nikkei Asian Review reported Thursday citing a state official. Earlier this month, BYD was granted a permit by the US Food and Drug Administration to export Chinese-standard N95 respirators to the US, along with dozens of other Chinese mask makers, according to a FDA document. The Shenzhen-based auto giant has offered medical supplies to 19 countries and regions along with China’s official foreign aid. Daily output in its factory has exceeded 15 million masks and it is currently expanding the capacity at a speed of 1 million units each day, according to the report. A company representative said in Shenzhen Special Zone Daily that the move was in response to the Chinese government’s offers of aid to other countries, now that it has the pandemic under control.

BEIJING -- Electric vehicle maker BYD is...

EREVITA Team, 25.4.2020 19:40:01

BEIJING -- Electric vehicle maker BYD is partnering with Toyota Motor Corp.'s Hino Motors truck unit 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. Shenzhen-based BYD, which is backed by U.S. investor Warren Buffett, has been building electric commercial vehicles including London's electric double-decker buses and electric road sweepers in Beijing. Hino is developing battery electric trucks but has not marketed a fully electric model. Hino makes trucks in China with Guangzhou-based GAC, which is also a partner of Toyota. Toyota, which expects to achieve half of its vehicle sales from electrified models by 2025, has been developing its own EV batteries and has been tapping new suppliers to avoid a shortfall in supply as demand for electrified vehicles is expected to increase in the coming decades.

BYD couldn't be happier to announce that...

EREVITA Team, 4.5.2020 16:09:30

BYD couldn't be happier to announce that we are expanding our EV Portfolio for the European market. Our strategy includes a trial introduction of passenger cars in Europe, alongside longer-term plans to bring new BYD LCV and eTruck ranges to the European market. To mark the next phase of ambitious growth strategy, and following our well-established eBus presence in Europe, BYD will initially introduce the all new, full-electric, 2nd generation BYD ‘Tang’ compact SUV to the Norwegian market. Already one of the world’s best-selling models as a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV), the BYD ‘Tang’ EV600 boasts a 520km range. Plans are also underway to bring to Europe later this year a full range of battery electric vehicles (BEV) for the commercial vehicle sector; including a panel van, 7.5-tonne and 19-tonne rigid distribution trucks, and a yard tractor. Isbrand Ho, BYD Europe Managing Director, said, “The Norwegian market is the natural choice for BYD to start this trial as we look to expand our EV presence in Europe. Norway is the most advanced market in Europe when it comes to the widespread adoption and usage of electric vehicles.” He added "We will closely evaluate how the market performs, but, in the longer term, it is our aim to expand passenger car sales beyond Norway."

BYD Co. Ltd. entered into a contract wit...

EREVITA Team, 8.5.2020 08:59:47

BYD Co. Ltd. entered into a contract with Sao Paulo Metro to provide integrated solutions for the Sao Paulo SkyRail 17 Line project. BYD will provide Line 17 with 14 five-vehicle trains, switches, conductive rails, a signal system, a central control system, engineering vehicles, vehicle washing machines and technical services. Line 17 is a 10-mile rail extension under construction to connect Sao Paulo-Congonhas Airport to central parts of the city and four other SkyRail lines, BYD officials said in a press release.

Chinese automaker BYD has been eyeing la...

EREVITA Team, 3.7.2020 05:57:33

Chinese automaker BYD has been eyeing launching its electric passenger vehicles outside of China for a long time and it is finally starting with the launch of the Tang electric SUV in Norway. BYD already sells its electric buses and trucks around the world, but its passenger vehicles have been limited to China for the most part. Today, the company has announced a new market trial for the Tang, its electric SUV, in Norway – with hope to expand throughout Europe. Isbrand Ho, Managing Director of BYD Europe, commented on the announcement: “We’re tremendously excited to bring the Tang EV trial project to Norway. 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, together, we’re confident that customers will see the strength of our combined product and service offering.” RSA is BYD’s partner for “Sales, Service and Parts function for BYD’s electric van and truck products” and now they are expanding the partnership to passenger cars in Norway. The executive added: “Europe is starting to recover from the coronavirus pandemic and we are optimistic for the future, in Norway and across Europe. We will adapt a sound strategy to develop the BYD brand,” It’s all going to start with the new Tang EV. The new version of the vehicle is going into production in November 2020 and customer deliveries in Norway are expected in January next year. BYD+Tang+EV+in+Norway BYD TAng EV Norway The details haven’t been announced yet, but the Tang EV is expected to be an affordable electric option in the Norwegian market.

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