Categories

A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Round 4: BYD Bringing the Green to Detroit Show, Again

Chinese automaker BYD(Build Your Dreams) will be attending the Detroit Auto Show next month for the fourth consecutive year with its new S6DM hybrid SUV, e6 Premier all-electric MPV, and a “Three Green Dreams” strategy purportedly prepared to bring the Asian vehicles to our side of the Pacific.

Starting with the product, the e6 Premier is another trim level for the Mazda5-sized people mover’s 2012 model year. The Premier promises “a more dynamic and sporty exterior design,” and is equipped with BYD’s electric propulsion system. Tractive efforts are helped with motors rated a combined 268 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque; the battery storage chemistry is iron phosphate. Range is said to be 186 miles — quite a claim.

The S6DM is an all-wheel-drive hybrid SUV (BYD labels it as a “dual mode”) utilizing a 13-horsepower electric motor on the front axle and a 101-horsepower motor at the rear. Thirty eight miles of all-electric driving is expected before a gas-fed, 2.0-liter engine is put to use. A twin-clutch, six-speed automatic transmission helps send power to the wheels. And on the looks front, it’s a dead-ringer for the Lexus RX. We’re guessing Toyota is none too pleased.

BYD is also putting the K9 electric bus and F3DM plug-in hybrid sedan on display.

More http://m.automobilemag.com/features/news/round-4-byd-bringing-green-detroit-show-again-11398/

Round 4: BYD Bringing the Green to Detroit Show, Again

Chinese automaker BYD (Build Your Dreams) will be attending the Detroit Auto Show next month for the fourth consecutive year with its new S6DM hybrid SUV, e6 Premier all-electric MPV, and a “Three Green Dreams” strategy purportedly prepared to bring the Asian vehicles to our side of the Pacific.

Starting with the product, the e6 Premier is another trim level for the Mazda5-sized people mover’s 2012 model year. The Premier promises “a more dynamic and sporty exterior design,” and is equipped with BYD’s electric propulsion system. Tractive efforts are helped with motors rated a combined 268 horsepower and 406 pound-feet of torque; the battery storage chemistry is iron phosphate. Range is said to be 186 miles — quite a claim.

The S6DM is an all-wheel-drive hybrid SUV (BYD labels it as a “dual mode”) utilizing a 13-horsepower electric motor on the front axle and a 101-horsepower motor at the rear. Thirty eight miles of all-electric driving is expected before a gas-fed, 2.0-liter engine is put to use. A twin-clutch, six-speed automatic transmission helps send power to the wheels. And on the looks front, it’s a dead-ringer for the Lexus RX. We’re guessing Toyota is none too pleased.

BYD is also putting the K9 electric bus and F3DM plug-in hybrid sedan on display.

The vehicles are part of the automaker’s “Three Green Dreams” plan, which focuses on renewable energy generation, environmentally friendly energy storage, and efficient energy consumption for world markets. In addition, it will outline its “Green City Solutions” strategy, designed to help cities electrify public transportation. While we’ve yet to see a BYD brick-and-mortar operation on our soil, let alone a BYD-branded vehicle on our roads, it’s clear BYD’s U.S. dreams are as strong as ever. Whether those dreams become a reality is of course an open question.

Share

Leave a Reply