Back in May of 2010, BYD and Daimler formed a joint venture to manufacture electric vehicles exclusively for the China. Today, we present to you the first renderings of the EV from the Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. Ltd.

The renderings come directly from the Chinese patent bureau, which seems to leak images in streams. The patent application implies the design of the vehicle is finalized, which Daimler chief executive officer, Dieter Zetsche, confirmed in early October. We expect the Daimler-BYD electric vehicle to makes its official debut of April 2012.

Click here to check out additional renderings of the unnamed Daimler-BYD electric vehicle. Word is the electric-only vehicle will be based on the current Mercedes-Benz B-Class, so checking out Autoblog's First Drive of the diesel-engined 2012 B-Class here might shed some light on the new EV.

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