China-based BYD Motors Inc. will show off two plug-in vehicles at the upcoming 2011 Geneva Motor Show in March. In addition, the automaker will again present its "Three Green Dreams," which we saw at the 2011 Detroit Auto Show in January.
One of the two vehicles expected to hit the stage is the 2012 e6-Eco, an updated version of the five-seat electric crossover that the automaker displayed at numerous auto shows in the past. The e6-Eco is equipped with a lithium-ion battery pack and boasts a claimed range of 186 miles.
BYD's second Geneva vehicle is the S6DM, a dual-mode plug-in hybrid 4WD SUV. The S6DM has the ability to scoot down the road for up to 37 miles on battery power alone and, with assistance from its 2.0-liter gasoline engine, can keep on chugging for an additional 308 miles. The S6DM's hybrid system features a 10 kW electric motor paired to a six-speed dual-clutch transmission that spins the front wheels and 75 kW electric motor, which directs power to the rear wheels.
Both the e6-Eco and the S6DM are expected to be revealed in Geneva on March 1st and we'll be on hand to catch their European unveilings.
SHENZHEN, China, February 18, 2011
BYD Co., Ltd (BYD) will showcase two new electric vehicles at the upcoming 2011 Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) from March 1st to 13th. At the 2011 GIMS, BYD will present its overall "Three Green Dreams" Strategy for the European market. With the showcase of BYD's updated pure-electric vehicle 2012 e6-Eco (European Premiere), the core technology of BYD e-Bus K9, the world's first independent 4WD dual-mode electric SUV S6DM (European Premiere), and the world's first dual-mode electric vehicle F3DM, BYD aims to spot its green technology at the 2011 GIMS with the "Green City Solution" which can offer the leading models and the relevant charging facilities in conformity with the development of society.
"Three Green Dreams"
As an IT, automobile and new energy business leader, BYD's "Three Green Dreams" are based on these three pillars of its R&D:
1) Affordable solar power
2) Environmentally-friendly energy storage
3) Electrified transportation
The clean energy generated by solar power station can be stored in the energy storage station, and charge the electric vehicles efficiently according to the users' need. This shows the whole process of generating, storing and using clean energy from the sun with the integrated application of solar technology, battery technology and EV technology.
"Green City Solution"
Based on the EV technology, BYD's "Green City Solution" is both a long-term and short-term one-stop solution to optimize the application of energy by means of electrifying urban public transportation including city buses and city taxis, so as to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions at a low cost and in a sustainable way. With the "Green City Solution", the current combustion engine buses and taxis can be replaced by electric ones which can not only help to lessen the air pollution from the transportation sector dramatically, but also can greatly reduce human dependence on oil. BYD's "Green City Solution" is such a feasible way to help create the green economy which enables society to generate more each year while preserving or enhancing natural capital.
European Premiere Models: 2012 e6-Eco and S6DM
BYD's pure-electric vehicle -- the 2012 e6-Eco and the brand-new dual mode electric SUV -- the S6DM will make their European premieres at the 2011 IGMS.
The new 5-seat crossover -- the 2012 e6-Eco has a more dynamic and sporty exterior design. Equipped with BYD Fe battery, the e6-Eco has an expected range of 300km in urban roads condition. It only takes 40 minutes to fully charge the e6 by a 100KW quick charger.
The BYD S6DM SUV is the world's first Independent 4WD Dual Mode Electric SUV. Traveling over 60km purely on electric power and over 495km (310 miles) extended range with the high- efficiency 2.0L gasoline engine, this SUV sports a 10kW electric motor (M1) paired with a smooth 6-speed dual-clutch transmission propelling the front wheels while a powerful 75kW electric motor (M2) powers the rear wheels.
As the world's first pure electric bus powered by BYD "Fe" battery, the core technology of K9 is another BYD breakthrough in the field of electrified public transportation. The 12-meter-long e-bus is specially designed with in-wheel drive motor, electronically controlled air suspension system (ECAS), low-floor and ample space. The K9 is able to run 250+km on a single charge in urban road conditions with the environmentally-friendly and powerful "Fe" battery.
Dual Mode Electric Vehicle: F3DM
The world's first Dual Mode electric vehicle --F3DM low-carbon version also features the BYD Fe battery together with a BYD 371QA 1.0liter gasoline engine. This vehicle is equipped with a solar panel sunroof to parallel charge the Fe battery. Powered by the Fe battery pack alone, the F3DM can travel over 60km in urban road conditions. The combined range of the HEV mode allows the car to achieve 500 km with a maximum speed of 150km/h.
BYD Co., Ltd (BYD) is a listed company in the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that specializes in IT, automobile, and new energy. Being the largest rechargeable battery manufacturer of the world, BYD entered the auto business in 2003, and it has kept a robust yearly growth rate successively. In the auto business, BYD is a global pioneer in the field of new energy vehicles including Dual Mode Electric Models and Pure Electric Models. BYD has also focused on the Research & Development and manufacturing of a wide range of new energy products, including the LED lighting, energy storage system and solar energy products.