China Car Forums banner

1 - 20 of 32 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
BYD cars to be sold i Denmark i 2009.
BYD will be the first chinese car in Denmark.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
547 Posts
Source ?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·
Yes, according to "Ekstra Bladet" (Danish newspaper) the Nic. Christiansen Group has signed a contract with BYD Auto, to import the cars in the spring 2009.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
6 Posts
Discussion Starter · #5 ·
Now also AutoBlid.dk is writing about BYD coming to denmark in 2009.

autobild.dk/Default.aspx?ID=11&M=News&PID=17&NewsID=1524
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
31 Posts
this is the computer translation, barely readable.


28-08-07 the Chinese come!

From the spring of 2009 Nic has.

Christiansen gruppe decidedly to import the Chinese car brand Byd.

It happens in spite of the catastrophic chrashtest, who has been published the latest time.

AF Henrik Würgler

It had to happen at a time.

The cheap-cars from China hit the Danish market from the spring of 2009 and as if it looks it'll be from the brand Build Your Dream's (Byd).

Nic.

Christiansen gruppe from Kolding, who already imports Hyundai and runs the car businesses Terminalen A/S, has written contract as a matter of fact on the imports of the Chinese car brand, and it's in spite of the very bad chrashtest-results that the Chinese cars have gained on the latest.

"Of course the bad chrastest has worried us, but those models we fetch home, has minimum to have gained four stars with Euro.

Ncap before they come on the market - otherwise we do not import them."

says Anders Hansen, concern manager in Nic.

Christiansen gruppe.

Temporarily the imports are limited to three petrol models, but Anders Hansen also looks forward in return for that a hybrid-model is produced.

As yes the prices aren't known.

Like several other China-brands Byd has fetched the inspiration to his models from European models.

At the Geneva-exhibition next year can several of the cars be experienced at European ground.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
547 Posts
Why Byd ?? I'm sorry but I'm very sceptical about this venture. It will not be that easy to pass all regulations.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
264 Posts
Portuguese company to start selling BYD Auto in Angola

Luanda, Angola, 4 Sept – Portuguese company Hipogest next week is due to start selling Chinese cars, of the BYD brand, in Angola, Jornal de Angola reported Tuesday.

Citing Portuguese newspaper Diário Económico, the Angolan daily said that initially two models would be sold “at lower prices than those of the competition.”

The company also plans to look into selling electric or hybrid vehicles, also manufactured by BYD Auto, as well as commercial vehicles.

According to Hipólito Pires, chairman of Hipogest, the representation contract was due to be signed Thursday in Shanghai, but the need to make changes led to the signing being postponed.

Created in 1995, BYD became the world market leader in batteries in 2003, and in the same year acquired bankrupt car manufacturer Tsinchuan Automobile Company.

With a strong focus on research and development, the company manages the BYD Auto Institute, which brings together over 3,000 researchers, responsible for creating eight new models. The Chinese manufacturer currently produces traditional cars as well as electric and hybrid vehicles.

Having started work with a team of 30 people, BYD currently employs over 40,000 people all over the world – it has factories in China, Japan and Spain – and is listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange. (macauhub)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
3 Posts
Great news and I always keep a market watch on these sort of news as its always fun to have a new good looking model.
Other thing I like is the company mergers as they then start making good cars.
 

·
Administrator
Joined
·
17,013 Posts
June 16, 2008 - China's BYD picks retailers in Europe.

Chinese auto makers have seen Europe as the holy grail of car sales, quite the opposite to US and Euro car producers who see China as their make it or break it market. Some Chinese marques have already made it to Europe but found themselves on the receiving end of an entirely negative market, especially once their crash test results were aired all over the world.

BYD have reportedly selected a Dutch automotive dealer to be the sole importer for The Netherlands, Slovakia, The Czech Republic, Slovenia and Hungary, all of which are due to be getting BYD automobiles once sales start around 2010. BYD claim that by 2009, they will have passed European crash safety standards, and emission standards.

The first models for Europe from BYD are likely to be plug-in hybrid models, such as the BYD F6e, or the BYD F3Re, petrol models are likely to follow later.

This unconvential entry into the European market may well win BYD a few plus points in the traditionally agressive market. Where Brilliance and Landwind failed with their petrol models, perhaps BYD will win an advantage. Oil prices seem to increase at the forecourt daily, and the chance of owning a cheap Chinese hybrid automobile may well be the answer for many European families who see the family car as a transportation tool, rather than a status symbol.
Chinese carmaker BYD Auto is choosing retail groups to distribute and sell its cars in Europe.

Dutch dealer group Autobinck has been appointed BYD distributor for the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Slovenia and Hungary.

An industry source said BYD will announce distributors for other European markets later this week or early next week.

BYD President Wang Chuanfu is currently traveling through Europe to meet with potential distributors.

Henri Li, BYD's European director, signed a contract with Autobinck Chairman Rolf Laurent and CEO Henny van Dijk to distribute BYD in the five markets on Wednesday, July 12.

Van Dijk said that it is not yet decided when BYD will start selling its cars in Europe.

Chuanfu said at the Geneva auto show in March that some BYD models will meet European safety and emission regulations in 2009. "A sales start in early 2010 would be ideal," Chuanfu said at the show.

Chuanfu also said that BYD intends to start selling plug-in hybrid models in Europe first, with conventional gasoline models following later.

source: China Car Times and Gasgoo
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,891 Posts
That is great news! BYD will become then the second Chinese brand on the Dutch market, besides Landwind (which is selling very bad, I saw only a few on the road, the X-pedition and Fashion MPV aren't still available).
I think that BYD can have a lot of success with the F3e and F6e in The Netherlands, because of the great popularity of hybrid cars in The Netherlands:

Toyota Prius:

2004: 1.060
2005: 2.708
2006: 2.375
2007: 2.225
2008: 4.000 (estimation)

Civic Hybrid:

2006: 415
2007: 1.025
2008: 4.000 (estimation)

Hopefully BYD will also introduce a production version of the BYD e6 Hybrid Concept:



My father would then probably buy one (or the F6e) because of the great profits in The Netherlands of low-emission cars.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
706 Posts
I would buy an all-electric e6 here in the U.S. if I could get my hands on one. BYD made a price estimate of approximately $28,000 for the all-electric e6. They mentioned that this would make the e6 a good taxicab fleet car.

Well, I'll buy one for my wife and I! Man, with a range of 180 miles on one charge, a quick re-charge to 80% battery capacity in a half-hour, and a top speed of, what was it, 120mph?

I'm there for a purchase, even if it happens in 4 or 5 years from now. That is, if I haven't bought an all-electric Mitsubishi i-MIEV by then! I have a keen eye of getting one of those, or one of these, whichever pops in to my candy store window first. Mitsu plans to start selling their i-MIEV in Japan in 2009 and enter the U.S. market by 2010, so there's an answer to that one. I may be ready to trade-in by 2011 or 2012.

Anyhow, keep the good info. comin.'
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
507 Posts
The US market is really ripe for a reasonable priced, full function electric car.

If BYD can deliver such a car (highway capable, good range, quick charge, good quality and durability, high safety ratings) at $28,000 or less, it's going to be a HUGE seller. I know I'd buy one and put solar panels on my roof - viola, free energy!!! Be the first to market is critical, so hurry!!!

There are plenty of folks tired of the $4 gas right now, and plenty more care a lot about the environment. Every household has at least 2 cars and most has a garage to park and charge the cars in. While the majority won't give up gas cars, everyone likes the idea of having a full functional electric car as a second car for in-town or commute/running errands.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,189 Posts
BYD to sell electric cars in Israel by 2009

August 07, 2008

Shanghai, August 7 (Gasgoo.com) China's BYD Automobile Co Ltd said Tuesday it will start to sell mass rechargeable electric cars in Israel by 2009, with other European market followed in the following years, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

"BYD plans to sell BYD E6 Electric and Plug-in Hybrid F6DM in Israel, a country that strongly supports environmental technologies," an BYD official in charge of the company's export operations said.

The Israeli government announced early this year an ambitious plan to install the world's first electric car network in Israel by 2011. Moreover, the country offers big tax cuts for electric cars.

BYD's E6 electric vehicles, set for sale in 2009 in Israel, will be a 5 seater with an acceleration of 0 to 100 kph of around 10 seconds. Top speed should be top speed of 160 kph (100 mph), and the battery pack, which is located under the rear passenger seats, will be based on BYD's own lithium-ion iron phosphate technology.

F6DM is a mid-sized sedan to be launched in China in the second half of 2008. Top speed should be 100 mph (160 kph), with a range of 62 miles (100 km) in all-electric mode and 267 miles (430 km) total after the gas engine kicks in. A fully electric version called the F6E is planned for 2009.

http://www.gasgoo.com/auto-news/7354/BYD-to-sell-electric-cars-in-Israel-by-2009.html
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,189 Posts
China BYD lines up EU channel for hybrid car

From:Reuters

October 29, 2008

China's BYD Co has signed up 10 distributors for its plug-in hybrid car in Europe ahead of its targeted entry into that market in 2010, a senior company executive said on Tuesday.

BYD Auto, a subsidiary of the Hong Kong-listed rechargeable battery maker, has used its expertise in batteries to develop rechargeable electric vehicles that it hopes will eventually compete with General Motors and Toyota Motor.

The firm, which soon plans to begin selling its first electric hybrid car in China, also wants to ship it to Europe, where potential fleet buyers including Deutsche Post AG's delivery arm DHL Express have indicated initial interest, said Henry Li, general manager of BYD Auto's export trade division.

"We'll start selling in Europe before we get into the United States," Li told Reuters in a telephone interview.

He added that the company had started working with regulators in Europe and in the United States -- where it has yet to secure local distributors -- to pass stringent safety and emissions standards mandated for new entrants.

"We will start with our hybrid models if everything goes well. Electric cars will be the step after that, as they need a well laid-out charging network," he said.

BATTERY TECHNOLOGY

BYD is scheduled to launch its first all-electric car, the E6, in China in the second half of 2009, he added.

Many of the world's big carmakers, including GM, Toyota, Daimler AG and Ford Motor, are racing to develop electric and hybrid vehicles that would help to ease global environmental problems such as carbon dioxide emissions.

GM aims to have its all-electric Chevy Volt ready for launch in 2010, while Honda Motor will roll out an all-new hybrid car in North America in April 2009 to challenge Toyota's market-leading Prius.

Li said BYD aimed to leverage its battery technology and offer generous warranties to make its E6 competitive in Europe and North America. "Initial orders would most likely come from fleet customers. DHL and some electric power producers have expressed an interest in BYD's hybrid to our European distributors," he said.

BYD Auto, however, has no plans currently to cooperate with global rivals in developing clean-energy vehicles, he said.

Li also said BYD's shares still had more room to rise despite a 57 percent gain since mid-September, when MidAmerican Energy Holdings Co, a unit of U.S. billionaire investor Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc , said it would pay $230 million for a 10 percent BYD stake.

Since the start of the year BYD is down only 2.8 percent, compared with a 55 percent decline for Hong Kong's benchmark Hang Seng Index

"BYD is not just a manufacturer. It is also a technology firm," he said. "Our shares were very, very low before Buffett's investment. They've gone up a lot lately but still have growth potential."

http://www.gasgoo.com/auto-news/1008193/China-BYD-lines-up-EU-channel-for-hybrid-car.html
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
706 Posts
GM's Volt(out to the U.S.market in 2010)will start out with an electric motor powering it for the first 40 miles. Then a small gasoline motor will kick in and help to fire up a generator that will produce electrical energy to the Volt's wheels. It will also employ regenerative braking energy to re-charge the electrical packs. Pretty innovative technology if it can really go another 400 miles after that initial 40 miles, as GM claims.

A 2010 Chevy Volt will run around $30,000. But it's been talked about that the Federales will kick in $7,000 towards your Volt purchase to lower the price to $23,000+T&L. Gas savings with your Volt could make the cost worth it. I have to say I am interested in this new Volt and BYD's all-electric e6.

This is the direction it's all going and this is the direction it all needs to be going.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,189 Posts
BYD in Detroit 2009 with e6

11-11-2008


DETROIT — The 2009 North American International Auto Show in Detroit will feature the first appearance and North American debut of Chinese automaker Brilliance Auto, and a repeat showing from Byd Automobile. However, Changfeng Motor, the first Chinese company to show in North America with appearances at Detroit in 2007 and 2008, won't be back. Nor will Geely, which was at the Detroit show last year.

Brilliance China builds BMW 3 Series and 5 Series in China for the domestic market along with its own Zhonghua brand, and its subsidiary builds Toyotas for the China market as well. The company has plans to enter the U.S. market at some unspecified future time.

Byd, a rechargeable-battery specialist, is working on electric hybrid vehicles and plans to introduce them in the China market by year's end and to sell them in Europe and Israel by 2010. Its E6 battery-powered car was unveiled at the 2008 Beijing Auto Show. This company has an interesting U.S. link: Warren Buffett's company, MidAmerican Energy Holdings, has a 10 percent stake in Byd.

The 2009 Detroit Auto Show opens on January 11.

Inside Line says: Chinese autos in the U.S. market are increasingly a matter of when, not if, despite reshuffling of priorities and timetables among the players. — Laura Sky Brown, Correspondence

http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/News/articleId=135608#3

 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,891 Posts
BYD: electro-Chinese in 2011

January 14, 2009 - At the end of 2010 or the beginning of 2011, the Chinese BYD on the Dutch market. This brand has recently put on the map by the F3DM the first plug-in hybrid in production.

BYD adopted last December F3DM in this production for the Chinese market. This is the first manufacturer in a plug-in hybrid production. BYD allows GM with the Chevrolet Volt and Toyota Prius in the behind. The Volt in 2010 and also the plug-in version of the new Prius is planned for 2010 or 2011.
The Auto Binck Holding, known for Hyundai and Infiniti, has been reported as an importer for the Netherlands. They expect in 2011 with the mark to start. Then there is a complete program models in the A, B and C-segment, not just electric cars. BYD is now a European tour on the keuringscentra. Lelystad also has been the turn.
BYD (Build Your Dreams) is also in 2011 in the U.S. on the market. If the demand is large enough, even if the Chinese put down a factory in America. "By that time, our electric car is a mature product, while the Chevrolet Volt is still in its infancy," says BYD boss Wang Chuanfu at the car show in Detroit. "Moreover, the F3DM but costs 20,000 dollars while a Volt is not less than 40,000 dollars can be sold."

Better Battery
The plug-in hybrids of BYD use ferrous batteries. That is a type of lithium-ion battery that the whole electric car 400 kilometers far can bring. To compare: a Chevrolet Volt but zon'n is 65 kilometers away. The ferrous battery can in ten minutes to half-charged. The battery of the Volt can take an hour and a half of its capacity to be recharged. BYD claims to have a battery life of ten years or 2,000 single charge. The ferrous is according to its makers cope with a much higher tax than the lithium-ion batteries that we now know. At the Geneva car show room of BYD are ferrous technology in Europe.
BYD was established in 2003 started as a car manufacturer. This was the second largest battery manufacturer in the world. BYD is a battery across the world in many mobile phones and laptops. Today is the American mega-investor Warren Buffett to the shareholders of the company. He invested 230 million dollars parachuteerde and an American in the management.
Source: http://www.autoweek.nl/nieuws.php?id=10749 and translated by Google Translate.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,268 Posts
Everyone is obsessed with the revolutionary technology that BYD is proposing. And that's fine; I too am excited by it. But if the build quality is lacking, all will be for naught. A few years ago the build quality of BYD was quite bad.
I would love to hear some feedback from experts who have looked over, and possibly driven, the cars shown at Detroit, and have since published their assessments.
 
1 - 20 of 32 Posts
Top