The Truth About Cars » BYD http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com The Truth About Cars is dedicated to providing candid, unbiased automobile reviews and the latest in auto industry news. Thu, 28 Apr 2016 20:40:00 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.4 Public Transit Electric Avenue Certifiably Not “Awesome” http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/public-transit-electric-avenue-certifiably-not-awesome/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2016/03/public-transit-electric-avenue-certifiably-not-awesome/#comments Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:00:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1313458 “I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but EVs are great,” John Beltz Snyder boldly writes in the opening sentence of Autoblog’s “More research shows why EVs are awesome” article. For more than 15 years, when not writing about cars, I’ve worked in the public transportation sector. With the exception of the two years I spent as an […]

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“I’m probably preaching to the choir here, but EVs are great,” John Beltz Snyder boldly writes in the opening sentence of Autoblog’s “More research shows why EVs are awesome” article. For more than 15 years, when not writing about cars, I’ve worked in the public transportation sector. With the exception of the two years I spent as an […]

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China 2015: The 10 Most Impressive Chinese Carmakers at Auto Shanghai (Part 2) http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/china-2015-10-impressive-chinese-carmakers-auto-shanghai-part-2/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/07/china-2015-10-impressive-chinese-carmakers-auto-shanghai-part-2/#comments Fri, 17 Jul 2015 12:00:10 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1110625   Last time we had a look at the 10th to 6th most-impressive Chinese carmakers at Auto Shanghai 2015, it’s now time for ranks No. 5 to No. 2. By now, either the carmakers in question have made tremendous progress compared to last year in Beijing, or they are approaching world class. And we’ll start with […]

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  Last time we had a look at the 10th to 6th most-impressive Chinese carmakers at Auto Shanghai 2015, it’s now time for ranks No. 5 to No. 2. By now, either the carmakers in question have made tremendous progress compared to last year in Beijing, or they are approaching world class. And we’ll start with […]

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While You Were Sleeping: Mad Max, Maria de Villota’s Mad Family and Mad Funny Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/while-you-were-sleeping-mad-max-maria-de-villotas-mad-family-and-mad-funny-comedians-in-cars-getting-coffee/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/while-you-were-sleeping-mad-max-maria-de-villotas-mad-family-and-mad-funny-comedians-in-cars-getting-coffee/#comments Wed, 27 May 2015 11:03:42 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1076570 Mad Max has been tearing up the box office since mid-May. To capitalize on George Miller’s latest explogasm that’s putting Michael Bay in his place, Warner Brothers has made a video game, too. Rolls-Royce Takes Aim At Younger Customers (GTspirit) Rolls-Royce has a new strategy: get ’em while they’re young. New models like the Wraith […]

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Mad Max has been tearing up the box office since mid-May. To capitalize on George Miller’s latest explogasm that’s putting Michael Bay in his place, Warner Brothers has made a video game, too. Rolls-Royce Takes Aim At Younger Customers (GTspirit) Rolls-Royce has a new strategy: get ’em while they’re young. New models like the Wraith […]

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While You Were Sleeping: Cadillac ATS-V+, Holden Monza and Lamborghini Urus Receives Greenlight http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/while-you-were-sleeping-cadillac-ats-v-holden-monza-and-lamborghini-urus-receives-greenlight/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/05/while-you-were-sleeping-cadillac-ats-v-holden-monza-and-lamborghini-urus-receives-greenlight/#comments Tue, 26 May 2015 12:01:06 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1075738 This edition of While You Were Sleeping offers up a bit more than usual. Instead of just overnight, we are going to try to cover as many topics from over the long weekend as possible with additional commentary. Here we go! Cadillac ATS-V+ to Feature LS7 V-8 Power (Motor Trend) According to MT, Cadillac will stuff […]

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This edition of While You Were Sleeping offers up a bit more than usual. Instead of just overnight, we are going to try to cover as many topics from over the long weekend as possible with additional commentary. Here we go! Cadillac ATS-V+ to Feature LS7 V-8 Power (Motor Trend) According to MT, Cadillac will stuff […]

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Uber, BYD Sign Deal To Test EV Fleet In Chicago http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/uber-byd-sign-deal-test-ev-fleet-chicago/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2015/03/uber-byd-sign-deal-test-ev-fleet-chicago/#comments Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:00:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=1023025 Chicago Uber customers are the first to take a ride in a Chinese-made EV, thanks to a deal between BYD and the transportation network company. Reuters reports the deal involves a test fleet of 25 BYD e6 EVs made available through Chicago-based Green Wheels USA, a concern that sells EVs and hybrids as well as […]

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Chicago Uber customers are the first to take a ride in a Chinese-made EV, thanks to a deal between BYD and the transportation network company. Reuters reports the deal involves a test fleet of 25 BYD e6 EVs made available through Chicago-based Green Wheels USA, a concern that sells EVs and hybrids as well as […]

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Beijing 2014: Daimler and BYD Introduce Denza EV With 300KM Range http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2014-beijing-auto-show-daimler-and-byd-introduce-denza-ev-with-300km-range/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/04/2014-beijing-auto-show-daimler-and-byd-introduce-denza-ev-with-300km-range/#comments Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:41:32 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=806674 The first fruits of Daimler and BYD’s Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. joint venture is on display at the Beijing auto show this week. The partnership intends to blend BYD’s latest battery technology with more than a century of manufacturing experience at the maker of Mercedes-Benz automobiles. Schedule to launch on the Chinese market in […]

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The first fruits of Daimler and BYD’s Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co. joint venture is on display at the Beijing auto show this week. The partnership intends to blend BYD’s latest battery technology with more than a century of manufacturing experience at the maker of Mercedes-Benz automobiles. Schedule to launch on the Chinese market in […]

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California Drops Wage Dispute Charges Against BYD’s Electric Bus Factory http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/california-drops-wage-dispute-charges-against-byds-electric-bus-factory/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/02/california-drops-wage-dispute-charges-against-byds-electric-bus-factory/#comments Mon, 03 Feb 2014 12:00:12 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=731082 China’s BYD Co. has announced that a California labor law watchdog had dropped charges against it over wage issues regarding the payment of Chinese nationals working for the company’s BYD Coach & Bus subsidiary in the United States.  Reuters is reporting that California’s Labor Commissioner’s office in October accused BYD of failing to pay five Chinese workers temporarily […]

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China’s BYD Co. has announced that a California labor law watchdog had dropped charges against it over wage issues regarding the payment of Chinese nationals working for the company’s BYD Coach & Bus subsidiary in the United States.  Reuters is reporting that California’s Labor Commissioner’s office in October accused BYD of failing to pay five Chinese workers temporarily […]

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BYD Coming to America in 2015 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/byd-coming-to-america-in-2015/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2014/01/byd-coming-to-america-in-2015/#comments Tue, 07 Jan 2014 05:41:47 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=693713 Backed by Warren Buffet and his investment company Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.,Automotive News is reporting that Chinese automaker BYD plans to deliver four models to the United States in late 2015. This move comes after BYD founder and chair Wang Chauanfu spent the past three years reorganizing his company, cutting the number of dealerships under the automaker’s […]

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Backed by Warren Buffet and his investment company Berkshire Hathaway, Inc.,Automotive News is reporting that Chinese automaker BYD plans to deliver four models to the United States in late 2015. This move comes after BYD founder and chair Wang Chauanfu spent the past three years reorganizing his company, cutting the number of dealerships under the automaker’s […]

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BYD Responds to Calif. Charges of Labor Violations & Fine With Promise To Hire More U.S. Workers As It Hopes To Expand Production To Europe http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/byd-responds-to-calif-charges-of-labor-violations-fine-with-promise-to-hire-more-u-s-workers-as-it-hopes-to-expand-production-to-europe/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/11/byd-responds-to-calif-charges-of-labor-violations-fine-with-promise-to-hire-more-u-s-workers-as-it-hopes-to-expand-production-to-europe/#comments Tue, 05 Nov 2013 13:00:53 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=641905 In response to charges that it’s California electric bus building operation has been violating that state’s labor and minimum wage laws in the way it employs Chinese nationals, the company issued a statement saying that it is  “dedicated to ensuring that its employees are treated fairly” and that it would be hiring more American employees at […]

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In response to charges that it’s California electric bus building operation has been violating that state’s labor and minimum wage laws in the way it employs Chinese nationals, the company issued a statement saying that it is  “dedicated to ensuring that its employees are treated fairly” and that it would be hiring more American employees at […]

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BYD Wants to Rule The World Hong Kong’s Taxi Market http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/byd-wants-to-rule-the-works-hong-kongs-taxi-market/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/05/byd-wants-to-rule-the-works-hong-kongs-taxi-market/#comments Wed, 15 May 2013 16:23:41 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=488596 Scaling back from its former intentions of becoming “China’s No. 1 automaker by 2015 and the world’s leading car maker by 2025,” China’s BYD now wants to become a world-class fish in Hong Kong’s taxi pond. BYD has six electric e6 taxis running in Hong Kong, across the border from its Shenzhen, China, headquarters.  Its […]

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Scaling back from its former intentions of becoming “China’s No. 1 automaker by 2015 and the world’s leading car maker by 2025,” China’s BYD now wants to become a world-class fish in Hong Kong’s taxi pond. BYD has six electric e6 taxis running in Hong Kong, across the border from its Shenzhen, China, headquarters.  Its […]

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Shanghai Auto Show: BYD And Daimler Show First Glimpse At Joint EV While BYD Gets Mad At Reuters http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-byd-and-daimler-show-first-glimpse-at-joint-ev-while-byd-gets-mad-at-reuters/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/shanghai-auto-show-byd-and-daimler-show-first-glimpse-at-joint-ev-while-byd-gets-mad-at-reuters/#comments Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:39:17 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485636 So Denza, the odd couple joint venture between Daimler and BYD, lifted the veil of its upcoming all-electric SUV. A car in heavy camouflage rolled on stage here at the Shanghai Motor Show. The car looked, well, like the old B-Class from which it is derived. As for the specs of the car, they remain […]

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So Denza, the odd couple joint venture between Daimler and BYD, lifted the veil of its upcoming all-electric SUV. A car in heavy camouflage rolled on stage here at the Shanghai Motor Show. The car looked, well, like the old B-Class from which it is derived. As for the specs of the car, they remain […]

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BYD Seen Ditching Gasoline-Powered Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/byd-seen-ditching-gasoline-powered-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/byd-seen-ditching-gasoline-powered-cars/#comments Fri, 19 Apr 2013 13:32:37 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485524 BYD, the company we visited in yesterday’s story might ditch  conventional gasoline-powered cars and focus on electrics, Reuters says in an exclusive story, Two senior BYD executives told Reuters that along with dropping gasoline-fueled cars, the company also might offload its solar panel business and concentrate on new greener battery technologies. BYD will unveil its […]

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BYD, the company we visited in yesterday’s story might ditch  conventional gasoline-powered cars and focus on electrics, Reuters says in an exclusive story, Two senior BYD executives told Reuters that along with dropping gasoline-fueled cars, the company also might offload its solar panel business and concentrate on new greener battery technologies. BYD will unveil its […]

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Inside The Industry: A Visit At Denza, Daimler’s EV Joint Venture With BYD http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/inside-the-industry-a-visit-at-denza-daimlers-ev-joint-venture-with-byd/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/04/inside-the-industry-a-visit-at-denza-daimlers-ev-joint-venture-with-byd/#comments Thu, 18 Apr 2013 17:59:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=485382 At the Shanghai Auto Show, which opens to the public on April 21, and to tens of thousands of alleged members of the media the day before, the child of one of the auto industry’s oddest couples will be shown – at least in prototype form. It is the Denza EV, the product of a […]

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At the Shanghai Auto Show, which opens to the public on April 21, and to tens of thousands of alleged members of the media the day before, the child of one of the auto industry’s oddest couples will be shown – at least in prototype form. It is the Denza EV, the product of a […]

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Man With Rebadged Red Car Proposes Sex To Japanese http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/man-with-rebadged-red-car-proposes-sex-to-japanese/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2013/03/man-with-rebadged-red-car-proposes-sex-to-japanese/#comments Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:59:39 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=481151 A fiery red car, seen in Beijing. An aggressive bumper sticker, showing the owner is very angry with Japan. Or, judging from the sticker, maybe it’s hot love? It’s all about those islands, which happen to sit on top of oil, and straight in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. What is […]

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A fiery red car, seen in Beijing. An aggressive bumper sticker, showing the owner is very angry with Japan. Or, judging from the sticker, maybe it’s hot love? It’s all about those islands, which happen to sit on top of oil, and straight in one of the busiest shipping lanes in the world. What is […]

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BYD Finally Exports Cars: 50 Taxis To London http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/byd-finally-exports-cars-50-taxis-to-london/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/byd-finally-exports-cars-50-taxis-to-london/#comments Wed, 24 Oct 2012 11:04:01 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464803 BYD had made lots of announcements of exporting cars to the free world, but none of them have panned out so far. Remember BYD’s plans to take over America? Now finally we have what Reuters calls BYD’s “first overseas deal.” BYD will ship 50 e6 electric taxis to London in the second quarter of 2013. […]

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BYD had made lots of announcements of exporting cars to the free world, but none of them have panned out so far. Remember BYD’s plans to take over America? Now finally we have what Reuters calls BYD’s “first overseas deal.” BYD will ship 50 e6 electric taxis to London in the second quarter of 2013. […]

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Been There, Done That: BYD Introduces Watch That Starts The Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/been-there-done-that-byd-introduces-watch-that-starts-the-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/10/been-there-done-that-byd-introduces-watch-that-starts-the-car/#comments Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:46:16 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=464678 Chinese upstart carmaker BYD isn’t as lucky as it used to be. Its sales and stock price are deep in the Chinese squat toilet. However, it is outdoing itself in the gadget dept. BYD,  the company that brought us the remote controlled car, now brings us the watch that opens your car’s doors and starts […]

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Chinese upstart carmaker BYD isn’t as lucky as it used to be. Its sales and stock price are deep in the Chinese squat toilet. However, it is outdoing itself in the gadget dept. BYD,  the company that brought us the remote controlled car, now brings us the watch that opens your car’s doors and starts […]

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BYD Launches Remote Controlled Car http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/byd-launches-remote-controlled-car/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/byd-launches-remote-controlled-car/#comments Tue, 21 Aug 2012 14:31:52 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457461 BYD’s F3 received worldwide acclaim for being a Corolla ripoff. When the new F3 was announced at the Beijing Auto Show, Carnewschina wrote: “The new F3 is design-wise slightly better than the old BYD F3 which was a copy of the old Toyota Corolla, the new F3 is a copy of the new Corolla but […]

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BYD’s F3 received worldwide acclaim for being a Corolla ripoff. When the new F3 was announced at the Beijing Auto Show, Carnewschina wrote: “The new F3 is design-wise slightly better than the old BYD F3 which was a copy of the old Toyota Corolla, the new F3 is a copy of the new Corolla but […]

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Automakers Worried About A123 Deal, Stabenow And Levin Silent, No Phonecalls From The President http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/automakers-worried-about-a123-deal-stabenow-and-levin-silent-no-phonecalls-from-the-president/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/08/automakers-worried-about-a123-deal-stabenow-and-levin-silent-no-phonecalls-from-the-president/#comments Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:20:20 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=457151 U.S. Senators long have warned of an exodus of American know-how to China. Last year, Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin complained to United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk about another attempt by China ”to illegally gain an unfair advantage over the U.S. automobile industry that will cost our country jobs. The United States […]

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U.S. Senators long have warned of an exodus of American know-how to China. Last year, Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Carl Levin complained to United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk about another attempt by China ”to illegally gain an unfair advantage over the U.S. automobile industry that will cost our country jobs. The United States […]

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BYD To Make R/C Cars http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/byd-to-make-rc-cars/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/06/byd-to-make-rc-cars/#comments Tue, 19 Jun 2012 11:33:31 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=449441 The previous BYD F3 was known as a more than blatant copy of the Toyota Corolla. Many buyers pay a small extra fee to have (fake) Toyota badges affixed, making the F3 nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. The next generation BYD F3 wants to be known for groundbreaking innovation: The car will be remote […]

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The previous BYD F3 was known as a more than blatant copy of the Toyota Corolla. Many buyers pay a small extra fee to have (fake) Toyota badges affixed, making the F3 nearly indistinguishable from the real thing. The next generation BYD F3 wants to be known for groundbreaking innovation: The car will be remote […]

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Burning BYD EV Gets Frosty Reception http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/burning-byd-ev-gets-frosty-reception/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/05/burning-byd-ev-gets-frosty-reception/#comments Tue, 29 May 2012 12:45:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=446594 Pictures of a burning BYD e6 sent the already beaten down BYD stock on a nose-dive yesterday.  The e6 is one of the rare BYD electric cars, used in a taxi test in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. A Nissan GT-R had crashed into two taxis, one a conventional Santana, the other an electric e6. […]

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Pictures of a burning BYD e6 sent the already beaten down BYD stock on a nose-dive yesterday.  The e6 is one of the rare BYD electric cars, used in a taxi test in the Chinese city of Shenzhen. A Nissan GT-R had crashed into two taxis, one a conventional Santana, the other an electric e6. […]

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Boo, Hiss: Daimler And BYD Launch Denza Brand http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/boo-hiss-daimler-and-byd-launch-denza-brand/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/boo-hiss-daimler-and-byd-launch-denza-brand/#comments Fri, 30 Mar 2012 16:27:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=437199 Daimler and BYD unveiled their joint EV brand Denza today. They literally just unveiled the brand. The cars will be unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show in the last week of April. They should have kept everything covered and hire some professionals. The brand unveiling took place at BYD’s headquarters in balmy Shenzhen, on the […]

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Daimler and BYD unveiled their joint EV brand Denza today. They literally just unveiled the brand. The cars will be unveiled at the Beijing Motor Show in the last week of April. They should have kept everything covered and hire some professionals. The brand unveiling took place at BYD’s headquarters in balmy Shenzhen, on the […]

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Daimler Confirms Denza Rumor Without Mentioning Denza http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/daimler-confirms-denza-rumor-without-mentioning-denza/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/daimler-confirms-denza-rumor-without-mentioning-denza/#comments Sun, 25 Mar 2012 14:31:00 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436372 Daimler’s R&D chief Thomas Weber told Germany’s Wirtschaftswoche a big secret: Daimler will show an electric car at the Beijing auto show that opens in the last week of April. Of course, TTAC readers already knew the secret. But it is always nice to have independent verification. Weber confirms that the car will be based […]

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Daimler’s R&D chief Thomas Weber told Germany’s Wirtschaftswoche a big secret: Daimler will show an electric car at the Beijing auto show that opens in the last week of April. Of course, TTAC readers already knew the secret. But it is always nice to have independent verification. Weber confirms that the car will be based […]

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Daimler And BYD Have Chinese Baby, Named Tengshi, Or Dingcheng. http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/daimler-and-byd-have-chinese-baby-named-tengshi-or-dingcheng/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/03/daimler-and-byd-have-chinese-baby-named-tengshi-or-dingcheng/#comments Fri, 23 Mar 2012 15:02:54 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=436212 Real Chinese brands are losing market share to joint ventures. The Chinese government wants to keep up appearances, and strongly suggests to joint ventures with foreigners that they should start a separate “Chinese” brand. Latest to say “hao” (yes, ok, jawohl) is Daimler.  Its joint venture with BYD to make electric cars in China will […]

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Real Chinese brands are losing market share to joint ventures. The Chinese government wants to keep up appearances, and strongly suggests to joint ventures with foreigners that they should start a separate “Chinese” brand. Latest to say “hao” (yes, ok, jawohl) is Daimler.  Its joint venture with BYD to make electric cars in China will […]

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Fake In China: BYD To Lexus Conversion Kit, Yours For Only $95 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/fake-in-china-byd-to-lexus-conversion-kit-yours-for-only-95/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2012/02/fake-in-china-byd-to-lexus-conversion-kit-yours-for-only-95/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:58:14 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=432008 Everybody in the business knows that the BYD S6 SUV is a blatant copy of the last generation Lexus RX350 SUV. The rip-off is so blatant that BYD even registered a European patent for their carbon copy. If you don’t look close enough, pretty much the only parts that differ are the grille and some […]

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Everybody in the business knows that the BYD S6 SUV is a blatant copy of the last generation Lexus RX350 SUV. The rip-off is so blatant that BYD even registered a European patent for their carbon copy. If you don’t look close enough, pretty much the only parts that differ are the grille and some […]

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BYD Lands In LA, Mojo Lost En Route http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/byd-lands-in-la-mojo-lost-en-route/ http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2011/10/byd-lands-in-la-mojo-lost-en-route/#comments Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:55:23 +0000 http://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/?p=415775 If you’ve followed TTAC for the last several, you’ve been able to watch the meteoric rise of Build Your Dreams from humble upstart to Buffett-backed behemoth. Two years ago, BYD seemed poised to launch an unstoppable onslaught of cheap Chinese electric cars that seemed like an attractive proposition at a time when gas price angst […]

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If you’ve followed TTAC for the last several, you’ve been able to watch the meteoric rise of Build Your Dreams from humble upstart to Buffett-backed behemoth. Two years ago, BYD seemed poised to launch an unstoppable onslaught of cheap Chinese electric cars that seemed like an attractive proposition at a time when gas price angst […]

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