Taiwan may be small in the grand scheme of things - the island off of China's southeastern coast is slightly larger than Maryland - but it's a big deal for BYD and sales of that automaker's e6 electric vehicle. BYD Taiwan, a partnership between BYD Hong Kong and Taiwan Solar Energy Co., has reached an agreement in which 1,500 of the EVs will be ordered for that country's taxi service, Focus Taiwan reports. Deliveries will start early next year for the e6 electric crossover, which seats five. The
China automaker BYD saw its stock reach its highest price in Hong Kong stock exchange trading in almost a month after the Chinese government reiterated its plan to push for greater adoption of greener vehicles in order to help reduce urban pollution, Bloomberg reports. Additionally, advanced powertrain vehicle sales in China through June surged 43 percent from a year earlier to almost 6,000 units, with more than 85 percent of those being battery-electric vehicles. By comparison, Americans bought
It looks like those long curious to ride in a BYD battery-electric car in the US will only be able to do so from the back of a cab. The China-based company, which has for years been trumpeting a potential entry into the US light-vehicle market with the all-electric e6 sedan, will only sell the EV here to fleet buyers, Green Car Reports says. That means no private EV sales to Americans, at least for now.
Electric vehicle infrastructure projects in China are growing swiftly if not ubiquitously. The latest example: a new set of two charging stations for electric cars at the Universiade Center in Shenzhen that were put into service this week, along with 134 pole chargers around town. The centralized stations have quick-charging options while the poles are mostly designed for overnight (slow) charging. The People's Daily says that this is currently "China's largest charging station in terms of are