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BYD to sell F3DM to individual customers

BYD F3DM

Reported by Beijing Times, BYD said yesterday that it has decided to sell its F3DM electric car to individual customers from September on. Before September, the F3DM sedan is sold to corporate customers only.

[source: Beijing Times]

BYD will launch E6 in the second half of the year

514  572xfloat= byd e6 BYD will launch E6 in the second half of the year

During the auto show in Shenzhen, BYD’s new electric car E6 came out again, according to BYD’s presentation, this new model is a five-seat model and the chassis was developed by BYD itself. Nevertheless, E6 is a pioneer in environmental protection models which uses the pure power-driven method.

It’s also reported that E6 will be officially launched in the second half of this year, the pre-sale price would be around 200, 000 YUAN. E6 would be the second environmental protection model after BYD launched its hybrid model (DM) last year.

[source: autohome.com.cn]

Photos: BYD F3DM at Shanghai Auto Show

BYD M6 to show off at Shanghai Auto Show

The April’s Shanghai Auto Show is getting closer, BYD disclosed recently that they will surely debut M6, the expected China-made MPV. As BYD’s high-end MPV model, this auto show will be the first publish show of M6.

BYD will bring F Series, S Series, M Series, DM dual-mode electric vehicles and pure electric vehicles, including F3, F0,  F6, F3R upgraded version and upcoming sports sedan S8, BYD’s high-end MPV  M6, dual-mode electric vehicle F3DM, F6DM and pure electric car E6.

Fight against BYD? Chery to launch hybrid cars

167  h=x chery logo 5 Fight against BYD? Chery to launch hybrid cars

Not long after QQme’s launches, Chery plans to launch two more hybrid cars this year to tap into the growing hybrid car market.

Chery would launch A5 this year and A3 in 2010. Also a Tiggo-based hybrid SUV model and a QQ-based pure electric model are under development though no timeline was set for their launch, by reported.

All of the electric motors and hybrid systems on these future models are developed by supplier Ricardo, a world leading automotive consultance firm employing over 1,700 people all around the world.

This makes Chery the 2nd Chinese manufacturer to unveil an electric car after BYD, who unveiled its plug-in hybrid BYD F3DM in December 2008.

BYD big events in 2008

byd BYD big events in 2008

1. BYD production base Phase I finished, F6 launched at the end of Feb.

2. BYD anounced to return A share market to raise 2.4 billion RMB.

3. BYD F0 launched with pricing $5, 420 – 5, 980.

4. Warren Buffett staked in BYD and gun for Electric Vehicle business.

5. BYD F6 Fortune launched with pricing $11, 730 – 23, 460.

6. October sales status in China: BYD up to No.1.

7. First plug-in hybrid car in the world: BYD F3DM launched.

source: che168

Detroit Auto Show 2009: BYD E6 electric MPV

byd e6 Detroit Auto Show 2009: BYD E6 electric MPV

This year, BYD moved to the main floor of the Detroit auto show and it did catch more attentions than before. Besides F3DM, E6 should be another bright point.

The E6 is an all-electric, five-passenger people mover that has a range of 250 miles, can be fully charged in about 10 hours by plugging into a standard household outlet, and takes only 10 minutes to charge to 50 percent capacity.

BYD F3DM highlight Detroit auto show

byd f3dm 1 BYD F3DM highlight Detroit auto show

As one of several Chinese automakers hoping to break into the U.S. market, BYD may use the F3DM (for Dual Mode) as part of its opening salvo. BYD and Brilliance will have main floor exhibit space at Cobo Center for the 2009 Detroit auto show. To exhibit cars on the main floor is the first time for Chinese automakers, and F3DM is the first Chinese-made plug-in hybrid electric car.

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