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  • Batteries implicated in fatal China EV taxi crash

    A horrific crash in Shenzhen involving a drunk-driver in a Nissan GT-R supercar, an electric taxi made by BYD and a third, petrol-powered taxi has claimed the lives of three people. They were the two female passengers and the driver of the BYD e6 electric taxi, reports the South China Morning Post. BYD has now issued a statement on the accident.
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    By Gavin Conway May 29, 2012 12:27 PM
  • BYD teams up with Daimler to form DENZA brand

    After yesterday’s story about BYD’s Qin plug-in hybrid, the Chinese carmaker is back in the news at the Beijing Motor Show to announce a joint venture with German marque Daimler. The two companies produced their first concept model under a new brand called Denza.
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    By Gavin Conway April 25, 2012 11:04 AM
  • BYD Qin plug-in hybrid with onboard robot unveiled in Beijing

    BYD, the Chinese automaker, has unveiled its latest plug-in hybrid. Called the Qin (but pronounced ‘Chin’), it comes complete with a pop-up robot on the dashboard.
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    By Gavin Conway April 24, 2012 4:13 PM
  • Chinese EV contender suspected of copying competitors

    Some say the non-electric BYD S8's front end closely resembles the front of previous Mercedes-Benz C-Class models
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    By Gavin Conway March 11, 2011 5:30 PM