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BYD target US launch for electric cars in 2011

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BYD target US launch for electric in 2011

January 14, 2009 One of the showing off its electric power at the American International Auto in Detroit is from China. The company BYD — which stands for Your Dreams — has built the first mass-produced, plug-in car, beating both and Toyota to the punch.

We covered the F3DM when it was launched as the first production plug in It looks like a Toyota clone with more power from the petrol/electric at 168 hp (125 Kw) than the new Prius. produces 134 hp (98.5 Kw).

The features BYD’s self-developed lithium-ion batteries while the combines a 50 Kw (67 hp) 1.0-liter gasoline a 25 Kw generator and a 50 Kw traction motor. range is 360 miles (580 km) a 100 km (62 mile) all-electric range. BYD that the F3DM consumes 16 or 258 Wh/mile. (To provide a comparison the Chevrolet Volt is designed to 8 Kw/hr in 40 miles, or 200 Wh/mile.)

Acceleration from 0-60 mph is seconds, with a top speed of 93 mph km/h). The battery pack can be recharged from a household in 7 hours. BYD says it can be quick to 50% capacity in 10 minutes. Unlike the Prius, you can charge the F3’s from an ordinary wall

BYD claims that charging the battery costs 75 percent than filling up a gasoline-powered

e6 four wheel drive EV

BYD brought it’s all electric E6 to which has bears a striking to the Honda Odyssey. The E6 seats 5 and has all drive thanks to separate motors for the front and rear The front motor has 160Kw hp) / 450Nm (332 ft/lb) and the motor 40Kw (54 hp) / 100Nm (74 each with a single gearing of 6.8:1.

The two electric give a combined power of 200Kw (272 hp) / 550Nm ft/lb) and a top speed of 185km/h mph).

Unfortunately, because the E6 is a full people carrier and carries a 48kw/hr battery pack a range of 400 km (249 mile), the weight comes in on the heavy at 2020 kg (4453 lb) which in only a 9.2 second 0-100km (62 time.

The third BYD model on in Detroit is the F6DM, another in hybrid, that runs the powertrain as the F3DM but is a larger car a 1880 kg (4144 lb) curb compared to the 1560 kg (3439 lb) of the

Enter Warren Buffett

Wang Chuanfu founded BYD in and quickly built it into one of the top producers of batteries for cell and laptop computers. Wang investor Warren Buffett so that in September 2008 one of companies purchased a 10 percent in BYD for $230 million.

The recent announced in Detroit that Motors is getting back the battery business could as a response to a new auto maker BYD who have beaten the worlds 1 and 2 (Toyota and GM) automakers to be the first to and start selling a plug in The Chinese upstart potentially a serious threat to incumbent as BYD are the world’s most successful battery producer who moved the auto business in only by acquiring a majority stake in a auto manufacturer just as the to EV gathers critical mass.

Coming To America

BYD is targeting to get the F3DM into the United Li says his company is working on building its cars to suit drivers’ tastes. BYD’s technology division has been in in the U.S. for 10 years. We understand concerns about safety and So in designing this car for the U.S. we will certainly meet requirements, he says.

For now, BYD focus on China’s domestic Priced at about $22,000 the cars are a bit pricey for average so BYD will first aim at government and buyers. Jia says it will time for the new technology to win acceptance.

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