Polish bus manufacturer Solaris is pinning its hopes on two large electric bus orders from Greece: apparently Athens and Thessaloniki are looking into expanding their fleets by a total of 1,300 buses in the coming months.
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Two major electric bus manufacturers are responding to rising demand: Chinese manufacturer BYD is apparently planning to extensively expand its plant in Hungary, while US manufacturer Proterra is one step further and has now opened a new battery production line at its plant in Los Angeles County.
Some 169,000 so-called new energy vehicles (BEVs, PHEVs and FCEVs) were sold in China in November, up 136.5 percent year-on-year, according to the China Passenger Car Association, with SAIC GM Wuling (SGMW), BYD and Tesla selling the most e-vehicles last month.
Keolis Nederland has now put 246 all-electric buses into service in the provinces of Gelderland and Overijssel, the bulk of the 259 e-bus order placed with BYD at the end of 2019, with the remaining 13 battery buses scheduled for delivery in spring 2021.
BYD has delivered the first 120 of a total of 470 electric buses to Colombia, which will operate on nine bus routes in the capital Bogotá, with the remaining 350 BYD e-buses to be deployed on 30 more routes starting in the first quarter of 2021.
China's largest electric car makers have released their December 2020 sales figures, taking stock of the year as a whole. Towards the end of 2020, BYD and WM Motor both made gains, as did Nio and Xpeng Motors, with the latter duo posting new sales records for December.
After Turin transport operator GTT cancelled a contract with Chinese manufacturer Yutong to supply 100 electric buses, BYD has now been awarded the contract. The first 50 of these e-buses have already been firmly ordered from BYD and are scheduled for delivery to Turin in April 2021.
Partners Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD's UK offshoot have announced plans to assemble the chassis of their electric solo and double-decker buses for the UK market directly at ADL's UK plants from the second half of 2021.
BYD has unveiled a new plug-in hybrid powertrain called DM-i, which is expected to reduce fuel consumption to 3.8 liters per 100 kilometers. The DM-i hybrid system, which is now entering mass production, will initially be fitted to three BYD models: the Qin, Song and Tang.
Chinese electric manufacturers BYD and Nio have raised fresh money, with BYD raising around $3.9 billion through the sale of new shares and Nio successfully placing two bonds for a total of $1.5 billion.
The electric car joint venture between Daimler and BYD in China is apparently facing an uncertain future. In view of persistently low unit numbers, there is talk of a "disaster" in Daimler group circles, according to a media report. It also seems possible that the project will come to an end.
BYD books its first electric bus order from Romania, with the city of Buzău ordering nine 12-meter electric buses to be operated by Transbus Buzău. The majority of the vehicles will be manufactured at BYD's production facility in Komárom in neighboring Hungary.
The Center of Automotive Management (CAM) has analyzed the innovative strength of 32 automakers based on 291 innovations in the field of electromobility. The top innovator in the technology field of battery-electric vehicles remains Tesla by a clear margin.
Tesla has officially launched its charging infrastructure production facility in Shanghai, where the Supercharger V3 for China will be built. In addition, media reports are circulating that Tesla could buy into BYD - but the latter denies this.
BYD significantly increased sales of its electric vehicles in China in January, and the Chinese manufacturer is also preparing to enter the Australian and New Zealand markets - with electric cars.
BYD has unveiled the 2021 model year of its Tang EV for the Norwegian market. The e-SUV comes in the new model year as a seven-seater with the "Blade Battery" and a capacity of 86.4 kWh.
Some 97,000 electric cars and plug-in hybrids were sold in China in February, up 675 percent from the same month last year but down 37.9 percent from January 2021, according to figures from the China Passenger Car Association (CPCA), but some manufacturers were also up in February.
BYD has reported its 2020 financials, with revenue up 22.6 percent year-on-year to the equivalent of around 20.3 billion euros, while profit climbed 162.3 percent to around 550 million euros.
China's first e-car manufacturers have released their sales figures for March and for the completed first quarter of the year, with BYD, Nio and Xpeng's statistics showing - unsurprisingly - a strong increase in sales compared to the start of 2020, which was overshadowed by the start of the pandemic.
BYD announces it will equip all future all-electric models with its "Blade Battery". The first new electric models to have the Blade batteries on board for the Chinese market are the Qin PLUS EV, Song PLUS EV, and the 2021 versions of the Tang EV and e2.
BYD has presented a new electric car platform at the Shanghai Auto Show, which will also be offered to other carmakers. BYD's "e-platform 3.0" relies on the manufacturer's Blade batteries and is supposed to enable enormous driving performance and ranges - there is talk of more than 1,000 kilometers.
Public transport operator EMT Madrid has procured 50 more electric buses, with contracts awarded to manufacturers Irizar and BYD to supply 30 Irizar ieBUS and 20 BYD K9UB respectively. Further orders are already being planned.
BYD posted revenue of about 41 billion yuan (about 5.1 billion euros) in the first quarter of 2021, slightly more than double (+108 percent) the year-ago quarter, and profit rose even more - but mainly because of one-time items.
Electric car sales from Chinese manufacturers BYD, Nio and Xpeng all saw significant gains in April, with the two startups in particular seeing a significant increase in sales. Somewhat confusing figures for April, on the other hand, come from Tesla.
Nexport, BYD's Australian importer and distributor, has won the largest single electric vehicle order in Australia to date, for the supply of 3,000 e-vehicles from early 2022 to Splend, a provider of vehicle subscriptions for Uber drivers, among others.
BYD reports a milestone in the production of electric cars and plug-in hybrids: The Chinese manufacturer has now reached the mark of one million plug-in cars produced. And: The market launch of the Tang model is imminent in Norway in the third quarter.
BYD has released its May 2021 sales figures, with the share of electrified vehicles rising to 71 percent - largely due to strong growth in hybrids. It also shipped its first 100 electric Tang EVs to Norway.
BYD announced that the first model based on its new 800-volt architecture called "e-platform 3.0" will be an electric compact car unveiled in April under the working title EA1. As a production model, the electric car will be named Dolphin.
BYD's sales of plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles surpassed the 40,000 mark for the first time in June, with PHEV sales in particular seeing a jump, which is likely related to the launch of corresponding vehicles.
The BYD-ADL manufacturing alliance has signed a framework agreement with the National Transport Authority of Ireland (NTA) for the supply of up to 200 units of the Enviro200EV, with the NTA having already placed firm orders for the first 45 of the e-buses as part of the deal.
The electric bus partnership between Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL) and BYD, previously active in the UK, Ireland and New Zealand, is expanding to Australia, thanks to an agreement with Australian company Nexport.
A total of 271,000 new energy vehicles were sold in China in July, up 164.4 percent from July 2020. BYD led the way among manufacturers, but the best-selling model for the eleventh consecutive month was the Wuling Hongguang Mini EV.
BYD has handed over the first units of its all-electric SUV model Tang to customers in Norway. BYD plans to deliver 1,500 units of the electric vehicle in Norway by the end of this year.
BYD has started pre-sales in China of its Dolphin compact electric vehicle, which is based on the new e-platform 3.0 with Blade batteries, so the technical specifications and prices are now known.
U.S. autonomous electric vehicle startup Nuro has announced it will build a production facility in southern Nevada. Nuro cites the future plant's capacity as "tens of thousands of delivery vehicles." For production, Nuro is enlisting support from BYD North America.
China's e-car makers saw rising sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids in August, with BYD surpassing the 60,000 new electric vehicle (NEV) sales mark for the first time. By comparison, Tesla sold 44,264 of its China-made vehicles last month.
BYD presents the Ocean-X, a new concept car based on its "e-platform 3.0" electric car platform unveiled in April. BYD is not yet revealing whether and when the Ocean-X will result in a production model.
Around 357,000 new energy vehicles were sold in China in September. Battery-electric vehicles, plug-in hybrids and fuel cell vehicles together accounted for a market share of 17.3 percent. BYD continues to be the strongest brand.
BYD has appointed Bluekens EV as the first dealer in the Netherlands for its all-electric trucks and vans. The company is a subsidiary of Bluekens Group and will handle sales and after-sales services for BYD e-transport vehicles up to twelve tonnes in the Netherlands.
BYD plans to raise the equivalent of about 1.53 billion euros in fresh capital by issuing 50 million new shares on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. Meanwhile, the group is expanding sales of its Han electric sedan to a number of countries in Latin America and the Caribbean.
In October, 368,000 New Energy Vehicles were sold in China, up both year-over-year and month-over-month, but the best-selling NEV in October did not come from BYD or Tesla.
BYD reports another large electric bus order from Finland, with local transport operator Nobina ordering another 70 e-buses, including 42 with a length of 13 meters and 28 with a length of 15 meters.
Sales of New Energy Vehicles hit a new high for the year in November, with 429,000 NEVs sold in the previous month, significantly surpassing the previous record set in October (368,000 vehicles).
The Chinese manufacturer BYD is currently testing the prototype of a convertible with electric or plug-in hybrid drive in China. The prototype is likely to be an offshoot of the Han sedan. The prototype of a station wagon version of the Han was also photographed. However, the start of production for both models is open.
Daimler will significantly reduce its stake in Denza, the electric car joint venture in China operated together with BYD, from 50 percent to ten percent. Accordingly, BYD will hold 90 percent of the shares in Denza in the future.
BYD has unveiled another electric school bus with bidirectional charging capability in the U.S. The new "Type A" is significantly smaller than the "Type D" presented last year.
BYD is apparently planning an electric sedan called Seal to compete with the Tesla Model 3. Chinese media report that the BYD Seal could be unveiled at the Beijing Auto Show in April - based on the company's 800-volt platform.
BYD has launched sales of the Yuan Plus in China, the first SUV model based on its e-platform 3.0 electric car platform. Although the Yuan Plus is initially only available in China, it is said to be the first BYD model designed for global markets.
Swedish technology company Einride has ordered 200 8TT electric trucks from BYD for use in the U.S. The vehicles will be assembled in Lancaster, California, and are scheduled for successive delivery in the coming months.
In February, 317,000 New Energy Vehicles were sold in China, up 189 percent from the same month last year, with the ratio of plug-in hybrids and battery-electric cars within the NEV category remaining nearly constant.
The Antelope Valley Transit Authority (AVTA) in California has become the first transit agency in North America to reach its goal of an all-electric fleet, reaching the milestone with the receipt of a 20th MCI-branded e-bus.
BYD is now producing only electric cars and plug-in hybrids. Without much notice, the Chinese manufacturer has already discontinued production of gasoline-powered cars: the last pure combustion engine rolled off the assembly line back in March.
BYD posted a net profit of 808 million yuan (116 million euros) in the first quarter of 2022, up 241 percent from the same quarter last year, while sales rose 63 percent to 66.8 billion yuan.
280,000 New Energy Vehicles were sold in China in April, up 50.1 percent from the same month last year but down 38.5 percent from March 2022, making April the weakest month of the year so far.
BYD has begun pre-sales of its Seal e-sedan in China, revealing pricing and specs for the highly anticipated electric car, which is expected to rival the Tesla Model 3.
Sales of new energy vehicles in China increased by around 50 percent in May compared to April, reaching 421,000 units. After a weak April, the Chinese market was able to return to the growth trend with the second-best monthly result of the year.
Sales of new energy vehicles in China hit a new record of 571,000 in June, up 150,000 from May 2022 for these passenger cars (BEV, PHEV and FCEV cumulatively).
According to industry insiders, BYD has started supplying LFP cells to Tesla - specifically to its plant in Germany. The first batch of Tesla Model Y equipped with BYD's "Blade" batteries are expected to roll off the assembly line in Grünheide in a month at the earliest.
Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi has chosen CATL and BYD as battery suppliers for its first electric car, according to a media report. Xiaomi is reportedly planning two variants with 400 and 800 volt battery voltages for its first e-model.
FAW-Toyota, a joint venture between Chinese manufacturer FAW and Japanese automaker Toyota, plans to launch an all-electric sedan in China called the bZ3, with the motors and battery to be supplied by BYD.
Despite increasing production capacity, the waiting time for BYD customers has not shortened due to the continuously increasing order backlog. Currently, the Chinese manufacturer is said to have an unfilled order backlog of 700,000 vehicles.
BYD is ramping up an electric car plant in Thailand. The Chinese electric vehicle maker's plant in Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) is expected to be operational in 2024 and have an annual capacity of 150,000 electric cars.
632,000 new-energy passenger cars were sold in China in August, more than in any previous month. Battery-electric passenger cars continue to account for the vast majority of NEV sales in China, with 490,000 new BEVs in August compared to 142,000 PHEVs.
Thanks to an update to BAFA's list of eligible vehicles, the prices of a number of electric models originating from China for the German market are now known, with prices for the MG4 Electric confirmed, but concrete figures are now also available for BYD's BEV trio and the Nio ET7.