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5BYD gets order for 3,000 all-electric taxis, buses from Hangzhou, China

Who needs Long Beach when you have Hangzhou? BYD could happily be asking itself that question after the China city agreed to purchase 2,000 battery-electric buses and 1,000 electric e6 taxis from the China-based vehicle maker. BYD calls the purchase "record-setting" and says it will deliver half of the order of both the buses and the taxis by the end of the year. Hangzhou is located about 110 miles southwest of Shanghai and is home to about 2.5 million people. It's the largest city in Zhejiang P

5BYD hopes to quadruple light-duty plug-in vehicle sales this year

Brooklyn Dodger fans were long known for their mantra, "Wait 'til next year." BYD appears to be following suit.

7BYD will supply 46 EVs to Bogota taxi fleet

Chinese automaker BYD will soon be running a fleet of 49 electric vehicles as emissions-free taxis in the capital of Colombia. BYD will supply 46 of its e6 EVs to Bogota for what will be the first all-electric taxi fleet in South America. Three more e6 EVs will be provided for Colceincias, Bogota's Technology, Science and Innovation Administration. The taxi fleet will go live sometime by March 2013.

3BYD offers "free" emission-free driving to taxi, bus operators in China

Faced with a history of slow plug-in vehicle sales in China, BYD has a new plan to move electric metal: free emission-free cars. Sort of.

13BYD will bring 50 electric e6 to London taxi company greentomatocars

Chinese automaker BYD has reached an agreement to provide London with its first fleet of all-electric cabs.

10BYD: all-electric e6 taxi fire could have happened to anybody

It's not exactly unusual for a car to catch on fire after getting rear-ended at more than 100 miles an hour.

42BYD e6 taxi catches fire in China after crash caused by drunk Nissan GT-R driver

Yes, we know that so many gasoline-powered vehicles catch fire every day that only the most local of news reports bother to report on what happened nearby. Still, electric vehicles come under a magnified lens, which is why reports of a BYD E6 taxi catching fire in Shenzhen, China caught our eye.

16BYD e6 available to U.S. consumers in 2010 2011 2012 2013; Hertz gets it first

The BYD E6 is a football. No, not a political one like the Chevy Volt. Rather, it is the pigskin that the cartoon character Lucy would hold in place, but then snatch away when Charlie Brown's ever-hopeful foot was in mid-swing.

8Daimler and BYD team up to create Denza brand in China

It's been two years since the union between Mercedes-Benz and BYD, and now the first fruits of that labor are about to be unveiled. The joint venture will sell a line of electric vehicles under the Denza brand name, starting with the E6 built on the platform from the first-generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class, a preview of which is shown above in a a Chinese patent filing.

5BYD starts electric e6 retail sales in China

The launch of BYD's plug-in vehicles has not gone as planned. The Chinese company's all-electric e6 has been delayed in the U.S. (in part because of a lack of infrastructure, the company says) and the plug-in hybrid F3DM did not sell well at all. In the recent past, profits tumbled and EV production plans were scaled back.

5BYD: Want to sell our cars? Sell our light bulbs too!

China Automaker BYD is in no hurry to launch in the U.S., and it shows in its plan.

27BYD: Want to sell our cars? Sell our light bulbs too!

BYD E6 at 2011 Detroit Motor Show – Click above for high-res image gallery

24BYD bringing electric E6 to U.S. in 2010 2011?

BYD e6 electric MPV – Click above for high-res image gallery

7BYD bringing electric E6 to U.S. in 2010 2011?

BYD E6 – Click above for high-res image gallery

AddBYD gets government approval to start making all-electric E6

BYD E6 – Click above for high-res image gallery

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