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From worldcarfans.com:
BYD is mostly unheard of in the Western World. Those of you who are not directly involved in automotive engineering industry may have only heard of them if you take a look at your Asian stocks and shares portfolio. BYD are a China based Automotive Manufacturing Company that has grown from its birth in 1995 from only having 20 staff to a rather colossal 120,000 staff. Expansion like this has led BYD to be a leading performer on the Hong Kong stock market.

They produce the compact F3 and mid size F6 vehicles and have sold over 100,000 units throughout Asia and the Middle East. China based vehicle manufacturers still have a long way to go before they can compete with western products in terms of quality and engineering integrity. However with western automotive companies keen to develop partnerships with Chinese companies it is only a matter of time before the Chinese Auto giants start to make in-roads into more developed markets.

When they do, BYD will be there. BYD currently has the capacity to produce over 300,000 vehicles per annum and they are also the world’s leading producer of rechargeable batteries. Point being they have huge resources to rely on and their involvement in the rechargeable battery industry has led them into developing hybrid and electric vehicles. This is a welcome development for pollution blighted China and an insight into BYD’s management and direction. The vehicle in the images is called the F3DM and runs a dual mode Hybrid system.

Possessing 6000 Research and Development staff alone, and holding more than a 1000 patents, BYD should be a name we will be hearing of a lot more in the future. Read on for more information on this company and its products.
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http://www.worldcarfans.com/9080304.039/byd-present-f3-dm-electric-research-vehicle-in-geneva



 

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Chinese carmaker BYD made a green debut at the ongoing Geneva auto show with its self-developed electric cars.

The Shenzhen-based company, which specializes in developing electric vehicles, introduced its latest F3DM model, adopting what the company has named "dual mode" (DM) system.

The system allows car engines to easily switch between electric and hybrid modes.

A BYD representative at the auto show said all the company's current models are compatible with the new system, and mass production of the dual-mode cars is expected at the end of this year.

With such environmentally friendly products, BYD aims to break into the European markets in two to three years, the representative says.
source: crienglish.com



BYD's dual-mode electric car, F3DM, is on display at the Geneva auto show, on Tuesday, March 4, 2008.



People take photos of BYD's dual-mode electric car model, F3DM, at the Geneva auto show, on Tuesday, March 4, 2008.



BYD's dual-mode electric car, F3DM, is on display at the Geneva auto show, on Tuesday, March 4, 2008.
 

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From:Gasgoo.com:

Chinese automaker BYD Auto Co. showcased five car models at the Geneva Auto Show Tuesday. Among them, F3DM is the most eye-catching model with its "dual mode" system— an integration of the electric and hybrid power train systems.

"We decided to display the F3DM hatchback rather than the larger F6DM sedan because we know that the European consumers prefer small cars, on the other hand we plan to offer dual mode version for each car model in the future," a BYD official said at the motor show. Prior to the F3DM model, BYD has showcased a similar model -the F6DM in the Detroit Auto Show early this year

The F3DM uses BYD's self-developed iron batteries, which the company said could be recharged for more than 2,000 times and can power the car to run over 600,000 miles. The car equipped with BYD's batteries can travel as long as 100 miles after one charge, much longer than the 25-mile duel model vehicles offered by other automakers.

BYD Co., the automaker's parent company, is the world’s second largest rechargeable battery producer. BYD entered the automotive industry in 2003. The automaker announced earlier that it will sell rechargeable hybrid vehicles in China this year.

Besides F3DM, BYD also displayed its F3, F3R, F6 and F1 car models. The company aims to boost its Chinese market sales to 200,000 from 100,000 units and its overseas sales to 25,000 from 10,000 units this year.

Also during the Geneva Auto Show, General Motors says it plans to produce a new version of its GM Hybrid System in 2010 using a lithium-ion battery to deliver three times the electric power of its current nickel-metal battery. GM is scheduled to mass produce its plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Volt in 2010.
 

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Wow....

Watch out boys...........here comes BYD. Remember a few years ago, little BYD and their one model - the Flyer? Well.......................THAT was a few years ago. YES, BYD needs to start designing it's own body styles and stop being so "influenced" by other designs - let's look beyond that OK????? IF this "dual mode" system they've developed REALLY works (meaning reliable during the life of the car), it could be a world first - a COST EFFECTIVE mass produced hybrid system for cars. Even WITH their present designs, they could become quite a sensation......VERY quickly. What's ALSO interesting is that BYD said that this system is compatible for ALL it's models.......are we going to also see a F1DM as well? Just IMAGINE the fuel economy it would have.......it could possibly get the best gas mileage of ANY car sold in China.

Anyway, I think BYD is here to stay, people. They're going in the right direction and creating a niche for themselves as potential world heavyweights in electric/hybrid technology. I'll tell you this - if they DO decide to produce the F1DM, I'll be the first in line to buy one!! :thumb:
 

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Another article about BYD in German:
http://www.auto-news.de/auto/news/a...a-praesentiert-sich-erstmals-in-Genf_id_21091

Translation with Google:
The year 2007 was the first with Brilliance Automotive manufacturers from China made his debut at the Geneva Motor Show. 2008 BYD presents itself now with a second brand from the sector on the most important automobile exhibition of the year and there it five different models.

Objective: number one among Chinese
BYD promotes its brand with the slogan "Build Your Dreams." The three-letter abbreviation, but none of this English-language slogan, but it is rather the first letters of the Chinese company name. The company was founded in 1995, initially started with the production of batteries and rose in 2003 by the takeover of the state Tsinchuan automobile producers in the development and production of its own vehicles. The auto maker has set itself the ambitious target of the year 2015, the number one among the Chinese manufacturers.

Small F1 car
Five different models, BYD in Geneva before, four and a gasoline hybrid car. Entry vehicle is the F1. With a length of 3.46 meters is the four door hatchback roughly the same size as a Citroën C1. As drive, a 68 hp strong one litre four-cylinder engine available. In the compact class, is the F3. The 4.53-meter-long sedan is equipped with ABS, driver and passenger airbags and an electronic anti-theft protection. In the interior, there is a dashboard with imitation wood, a CD-cassette radio and a manual air conditioning. A height adjustable wheel, a centre armrest and a leather gear knob complete the equipment. Under the hood is a 1.6-liter unit of Mitsubishi, the 100 hp and F3 than 170 km/h fast do.

F3 with hybrid
The F3 is also available in a version with hybrid drive. The F3DM has a so-called dual-mode hybrid consisting of a 68-one litre horsepower gasoline engine and a full electric propulsion system with a battery. This can be either in a special electric gas station or at home via a conventional 220-volt outlet to be charged. Thanks to the increase in power of the electric motor has the DM a maximum torque of 400 Newton metres. The electric drive mode, the F3DM a range of over 110 kilometers. Completed F3, the family of five-F3R with great tailgate. With 4.32 metres, it is about 20 inches shorter than the notchback variant. The engine displacement of 1.5 liters in turn comes from Mitsubishi and makes 106 hp. The trunk of the compact has room for 360 litres of luggage.

Top model F6
The F6 is the leader of the Chinese brand. The middle-class sedan is equipped with at least 4.85 meters as long as a Mercedes E-Class. The standard equipment includes a two-zone air conditioning, electrically adjustable seats for driver and passenger, a multimedia center with navigation system, electrically heated exterior mirrors and an electronic parking aid. As motorization are two sets to choose from: The BYD developed four-cylinder petrol engine with two-liter engine capacity makes 140 hp and is equipped with a five-speed gearbox. Alternatively, there is a 2.4-litre petrol engine from Mitsubishi with 165 hp, the F6 up to 220 km / h fast do.

European market entry open
After BYD in January 2008 at the Detroit Auto Show for the US market presented, and is the current appearance in Geneva primarily to the reactions of the European automotive industry to test. When and how a market entry in Europe can be carried out, the Chinese manufacturer has not yet decided.



 

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BYD F1 getting some heat from media for copying toyota

do you guys think f1 looks like toyota aygo?

BYD Co Ltd presented the F1, its smallest model slated for debut in the second quarter of 2008 in China, at the 78th Geneva International Motor Show.

It plans to release the car in Europe sometime in the next 2-3 years, the company said. It was the first time BYD Auto Co Ltd revealed the model outside China.

The trapezoidal body and the lower part of the side windows that pop up look quite similar to Toyota Motor Corp's Aygo. The interior, with its instrument panel accentuating the repetition of circular design, looks just like that of Aygo.

The F1 has a body length and width
 

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Re: BYD F1 getting some heat from media for copying toyota

Please, let's NOT do this again.............we all know that the F1's design is "heavily inspired" from the Aygo. Some people here will (or already have) scream bloody murder and shout things like "DEATH TO BYD".........while others (myself included) have a more pragmatic opinion attitude about it. The fact is though......we've ALREADY HAD this discussion. Check out the regular F1 sub-forum, there are PLENTY of opinions for you to add to there!!
 

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Re: BYD at 2008 Geneva Motor Show

Beautiful pictures, loved watching on the forum and thanks for your efforts and time spent to share the images for us , looking forward to see more on the forum.
 

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Re: BYD at 2008 Geneva Motor Show

thanks for the photos, in chile theres only the f3 series on sale
i am waiting for f6 to come quickly ^^

Greetings from chile
 

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Re: BYD at 2008 Geneva Motor Show

I was there at tuesday and wensday ... but these cars aren´t for sale on europe arket ... there are big occasionss for improve ....
 

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Re: BYD at 2008 Geneva Motor Show

Hi Cuisine,
Thanks for the feedback. Automotive News tells us that they won't be available for sale until 2011 in Europe.
You say there's lots of room for improvement...could you tell us in what areas of the vehicle you saw flaws?
Was it build quality, fit and finish, or another area?
 

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Yes, very average fit and finish, with carpets that would be better suited to a bathroom than to a car, but I was most surprised with the high floor (batteries are below). You can tell this is no ordinary car from that. Also, the floor is not flat, it's curvy with a high point in the middle, very strange...
 
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