Its interesting that the Chinese are exploring Electric power, I'm impressed
Yes, on the one hand Phaeton some are very serious, like the seventh richest man, Shi Zhengrong, owner of Suntech Power Holdings, a manufacturer of solar cells.phaeton said:Its interesting that the Chinese are exploring Electric power, I'm impressed
god_bless_japan said:i would not feel safe in a chinese made electric car, what if i get short circuited, this electric technology is highly challenging for the mighty Japanese. China should sort its normal roads cars and not waste resources or PR gimmicks like electric vehicle
it is good that you mention short circut. in fact battery is very easy to have short circut than others. not long ago, mighty Japanese comany Sony's Li-On battery get short circut and exploding and burning all over the world.god_bless_japan said:i would not feel safe in a chinese made electric car, what if i get short circuited, this electric technology is highly challenging for the mighty Japanese. China should sort its normal roads cars and not waste resources or PR gimmicks like electric vehicle
BYD recently announced plans to mass produce the BYD F6, you might be thinking ‘eh? BYD already mass produce the F6!’ this time BYD are going to roll out a fully electric F6 model, not a hybrid but a true plug-in electric car.
BYD has apperently created a new kind of battery that uses iron, China Car Times is not battery expert, but what we’ve been told is that no other battery manufacturer uses iron in their batteries. BYD says it had 500 workers on the iron battery that it says will be used in the future in everything from cars to mobile phones to laptops.
What has BYD named this incredible invention after spending what must be millions and millions of RMB on R&D? They’ve called it ‘ET-POWER’, thats right, ‘ET-POWER’.
The BYD F6e (e being electric) will be produced next year in the Shenzhen reigon where BYD’s parent company (a mobile phone battery maker, funnily enough) has its headquarters. BYD claims that their battery can be recharged upto 2000 times before it starts to degrade, and rather impressively the BYD F6e batteries can be fully charged in 20 minutes, but BYD didnt announce any other specs such as top speed, acceleration etc in their announcement.
BYD also announced another product, the BYD F6DM. ‘DM’ means dual mode, this will be BYD’s shot at a hybrid that is likely to be used in China. In China, electric vehicles fall into a gray area where in some big cities electric cars are not allowed to be anywhere but in the bicycle lane as the local D.M.V wont issue license plates for them, but some other smaller cities actively encourage the use of Chinese designed and built electric cars and will happily allow the D.M.V to put plates on the mini cars.
BYD are easily going to place themselves as one of the worlds leaders in electric car design and manufacturing over the next few years. If you want the BYD F6E you’ll have to wait until mid 2008 when it is finally rolling off the production line.
BringIt said:I actually think Chinese cars can do better overseas with electric, hybrids, or other advanced/alternative "fuel" vehicles than the conventional ICE vehicles.
The resistance to acceptance should be lower, since there's less established competitors and thus less brand loyalty.
When someone brings a fully electric crossover, with solar panels on the roof and the hood, well built and reasonably priced and backed, it will succeed. No doubt.