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Is BYD Positioning Itself to Replace A123 in Lithium Starter Battery Market?

This contribution is about “Build your Dreams” – BYD (BYDDF.PK), Warren Buffett’s most famous investment in China. It’s aimed at analyzing this company’s possibilities of success in the introduction of Li-ion starter batteries into the micro-hybrid car market.

BYD is currently betting on a “re-birth” plan to reverse a series of setbacks it con More

This contribution is about “Build your Dreams” – BYD (BYDDF.PK), Warren Buffett’s most famous investment in China. It’s aimed at analyzing this company’s possibilities of success in the introduction of Li-ion starter batteries into the micro-hybrid car market.

BYD is currently betting on a “re-birth” plan to reverse a series of setbacks it con More

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China’s BYD Enters Australian Home Energy Storage Market

BYD, a Chinese electric car manufacturer backed by Warren Buffett, has decided to enter the energy storage market in Australia, saying there is large potential for the technology in Australian homes.
Cargo Container Sized Storage System

Cargo Container Sized Storage System

BYD has signed a distribution agreement with Australian company Fe Batteries for its home energy storage s More

BYD, a Chinese electric car manufacturer backed by Warren Buffett, has decided to enter the energy storage market in Australia, saying there is large potential for the technology in Australian homes.
Cargo Container Sized Storage System

Cargo Container Sized Storage System

BYD has signed a distribution agreement with Australian company Fe Batteries for its home energy storage s More

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China: Batteries put a charge into BYD’s fortunes

You probably have something made by BYD in your home or pocket and don’t even know it.

That’s because BYD, the Chinese company that is 10 percent owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc., makes nearly all of its million batteries a day for other companies, including cellphone makers Nokia, Samsung and Motorola, said BYD spokesman Micheal Austin of Chicago.

So when you see “BYD More

You probably have something made by BYD in your home or pocket and don’t even know it.

That’s because BYD, the Chinese company that is 10 percent owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc., makes nearly all of its million batteries a day for other companies, including cellphone makers Nokia, Samsung and Motorola, said BYD spokesman Micheal Austin of Chicago.

So when you see “BYD More

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BYD E6 Batteries Did Not Explode in 180kph Crash: Short Circuit + Flammable Interior Materials Blamed

5.26, or rather May 26th Crash, became a hot topic in the Chinese market two months ago when a Nissan GTR crashed into the back of a BYD E6 Taxi at high speed. The accident occurred on Shenzhen’s Binhai Avenue at 2am in the morning, the GTR driver was drunk at the wheel when he plowed into the back of the E6 at 180kph, which resulted in a fire and the death of the taxi driver and his two female More

5.26, or rather May 26th Crash, became a hot topic in the Chinese market two months ago when a Nissan GTR crashed into the back of a BYD E6 Taxi at high speed. The accident occurred on Shenzhen’s Binhai Avenue at 2am in the morning, the GTR driver was drunk at the wheel when he plowed into the back of the E6 at 180kph, which resulted in a fire and the death of the taxi driver and his two female More

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China: Voluntary Announcement of Examination on the BYD Electric Taxi Involved in May 26th 2012 Traffic Accident

SHENZHEN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This announcement is made by BYD Company Limited (the “Company”) on a voluntary basis. The Company and all members of its Board of Directors (the “Board”) hereby warrant the truth, accuracy, completeness of the contents in this announcement, and the absence of any false information, misleading statements or material omissions. Reference is made t More

SHENZHEN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–This announcement is made by BYD Company Limited (the “Company”) on a voluntary basis. The Company and all members of its Board of Directors (the “Board”) hereby warrant the truth, accuracy, completeness of the contents in this announcement, and the absence of any false information, misleading statements or material omissions. Reference is made t More

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China: BYD E6 Batteries Did Not Explode in 180kph Crash: Short Circuit + Flammable

5.26, or rather May 26th Crash, became a hot topic in the Chinese market two months ago when a Nissan GTR crashed into the back of a BYD E6 Taxi at high speed. The accident occurred on Shenzhen’s Binhai Avenue at 2am in the morning, the GTR driver was drunk at the wheel when he plowed into the back of the E6 at 180kph, which resulted in a fire and the death of the taxi driver and his two female More

5.26, or rather May 26th Crash, became a hot topic in the Chinese market two months ago when a Nissan GTR crashed into the back of a BYD E6 Taxi at high speed. The accident occurred on Shenzhen’s Binhai Avenue at 2am in the morning, the GTR driver was drunk at the wheel when he plowed into the back of the E6 at 180kph, which resulted in a fire and the death of the taxi driver and his two female More

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Chinese probe clears electric battery in deadly accident -BYD

May 26 Shenzhen taxi crash killed three people

* BYD’s shares hit 7-month low after initial news reports

* Auto and battery maker discloses result of China gov’t probe

* BYD is backed by U.S. investor Warren Buffett

Aug 3 (Reuters) – China’s government has cleared the electric battery involved in a deadly accident involving one of BYD Co Ltd̵ More

May 26 Shenzhen taxi crash killed three people

* BYD’s shares hit 7-month low after initial news reports

* Auto and battery maker discloses result of China gov’t probe

* BYD is backed by U.S. investor Warren Buffett

Aug 3 (Reuters) – China’s government has cleared the electric battery involved in a deadly accident involving one of BYD Co Ltd̵ More

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USA; University Of Utah To Use Cordless Charging On Campus Shuttle

The University of Utah has placed an order for a 40-foot, all-electric transit bus with BYD Company Limited. The all-electric BYD GreenCity bus will be retrofitted with WAVE’s wireless charging pad under the bus, developed by the Utah State University Energy Dynamics Laboratory.

This technology will allow the BYD ele More

The University of Utah has placed an order for a 40-foot, all-electric transit bus with BYD Company Limited. The all-electric BYD GreenCity bus will be retrofitted with WAVE’s wireless charging pad under the bus, developed by the Utah State University Energy Dynamics Laboratory.

This technology will allow the BYD ele More

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What Does an EV Fire in China Say About Safety?

A recent item in the China Daily headlined “Concerns on electric cars after fiery crash” is making the rounds on Twitter, but should be read with a large grain of salt given the details of the accident that triggered the article. According to the story, an e6 electric taxi in Shenzen, made by BYD Automotive, was hit from behind and burst into flames killing the driver and two occupants. Ever s More

A recent item in the China Daily headlined “Concerns on electric cars after fiery crash” is making the rounds on Twitter, but should be read with a large grain of salt given the details of the accident that triggered the article. According to the story, an e6 electric taxi in Shenzen, made by BYD Automotive, was hit from behind and burst into flames killing the driver and two occupants. Ever s More

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China: BYD Announces Preliminary Electric Car Fire Cause

BYD has had a rough ride these last few weeks and the latest deadly e6 fire accident means the company needs to shore up its fresh image.

BYD Co., the Chinese electric carmaker poised to introduce its electric car, the e6 I briefly drove a few weeks ago is doing More

BYD has had a rough ride these last few weeks and the latest deadly e6 fire accident means the company needs to shore up its fresh image.

BYD Co., the Chinese electric carmaker poised to introduce its electric car, the e6 I briefly drove a few weeks ago is doing More

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China: BYD Executive Says Electric-Car Battery Didn’t Cause Crash Fire

BYD Co. (1211), the Chinese electric carmaker backed by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, said the fire that engulfed an e6 taxi after a crash last month wasn’t caused by flammable fluids leaking from the batteries.

The fire was probably caused by either the tires or a cable when the cab crashed into a tree, according to BYD’s Senior Vice President Stella Li, citing initial findings More

BYD Co. (1211), the Chinese electric carmaker backed by billionaire investor Warren Buffett, said the fire that engulfed an e6 taxi after a crash last month wasn’t caused by flammable fluids leaking from the batteries.

The fire was probably caused by either the tires or a cable when the cab crashed into a tree, according to BYD’s Senior Vice President Stella Li, citing initial findings More

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China: Battery fluid leak may be a factor in China car fire: BYD exec

BEIJING (Reuters) – Flammable fluids leaking from a BYD electric car battery might have contributed to a fire following a high-speed fatal crash in China last month, a BYD executive told Reuters.

However, Stella Li, senior vice president of Warren Buffett-backed Chinese battery and car producer BYD Co., defended the safety of electric cars the company designs and sells in China.

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BEIJING (Reuters) – Flammable fluids leaking from a BYD electric car battery might have contributed to a fire following a high-speed fatal crash in China last month, a BYD executive told Reuters.

However, Stella Li, senior vice president of Warren Buffett-backed Chinese battery and car producer BYD Co., defended the safety of electric cars the company designs and sells in China.

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China: Concerns on electric cars after fiery crash


The BYD e6 taxi caught fire after it was hit from behind by a sports car traveling at a reported speed of 180 kilometers an hour. Xuan Hui / For China Daily

High-speed collision – Shenzhen e-taxi burns
A dramatic high-speed auto accident in Shenzhen that left an More


The BYD e6 taxi caught fire after it was hit from behind by a sports car traveling at a reported speed of 180 kilometers an hour. Xuan Hui / For China Daily

High-speed collision – Shenzhen e-taxi burns
A dramatic high-speed auto accident in Shenzhen that left an More

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BYD shares in China and Hong Kong recover following exploding taxi incident


Gasgoo.com (Shanghai May 30) – BYD’s stocks made a strong recovery following an official statement from the manufacturer on Tuesday that its E6 electric car met government crash test standards, the Beijing Times reported today. The manufacturer made headlines following an incident las More


Gasgoo.com (Shanghai May 30) – BYD’s stocks made a strong recovery following an official statement from the manufacturer on Tuesday that its E6 electric car met government crash test standards, the Beijing Times reported today. The manufacturer made headlines following an incident las More

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China: Battery maker registers lower profit in first quarter

A model stands next to China’s BYD F3 at 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing on Tuesday. The Chinese battery and car maker’s profit for the first quarter of the year fell as much as 90 percent. Vincent Thian / AP
Vehicle sales drop 8% due More

A model stands next to China’s BYD F3 at 2012 Beijing International Automotive Exhibition in Beijing on Tuesday. The Chinese battery and car maker’s profit for the first quarter of the year fell as much as 90 percent. Vincent Thian / AP
Vehicle sales drop 8% due More

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USA: Can BYD Build Its American Dream in Los Angeles?

In April 2010, Wang Chanfu, the chairman of Build Your Dream (BYD) Auto Company, stood alongside Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and then Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to announce that the Chinese electric-car manufacturer was about to establish its North American headquarters in More

In April 2010, Wang Chanfu, the chairman of Build Your Dream (BYD) Auto Company, stood alongside Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and then Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to announce that the Chinese electric-car manufacturer was about to establish its North American headquarters in More

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China: Slideshow: Electric Car Batteries Get Bigger

To boost the range of pure electric vehicles (EVs), automakers need more onboard energy. To get more energy, they need bigger battery packs.

That’s why manufacturers such as Tesla Motors and BYD Automobile are rolling out vehicles with massive EV battery packs. Tesla’s Model S offers a choice of three packs — 40kWh, 60kWh, and 85kWh. The smaller packs have approximately 5, More

To boost the range of pure electric vehicles (EVs), automakers need more onboard energy. To get more energy, they need bigger battery packs.

That’s why manufacturers such as Tesla Motors and BYD Automobile are rolling out vehicles with massive EV battery packs. Tesla’s Model S offers a choice of three packs — 40kWh, 60kWh, and 85kWh. The smaller packs have approximately 5, More

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China: Slideshow: Electric Car Batteries Get Bigger

To boost the range of pure electric vehicles (EVs), automakers need more onboard energy. To get more energy, they need bigger battery packs.

That’s why manufacturers such as Tesla Motors and BYD Automobile are rolling out vehicles with massive EV battery packs. Tesla’s Model S offers a choice of three packs — 40kWh, 60kWh, and 85kWh. The smaller packs have approximately 5, More

To boost the range of pure electric vehicles (EVs), automakers need more onboard energy. To get more energy, they need bigger battery packs.

That’s why manufacturers such as Tesla Motors and BYD Automobile are rolling out vehicles with massive EV battery packs. Tesla’s Model S offers a choice of three packs — 40kWh, 60kWh, and 85kWh. The smaller packs have approximately 5, More

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Car Batteries Are Not Just For the Car

Coda Automotive is supposed to start selling its electric sedan next month. On Friday, its parent company announced that it was also moving into a related line: stationary batteries for electricity storage.

¶ Coda Holdings will make minor modifications to battery packs for its cars, which use Chinese-manufactured lithium iron phosphate cells, and sell them individually or grouped together More

Coda Automotive is supposed to start selling its electric sedan next month. On Friday, its parent company announced that it was also moving into a related line: stationary batteries for electricity storage.

¶ Coda Holdings will make minor modifications to battery packs for its cars, which use Chinese-manufactured lithium iron phosphate cells, and sell them individually or grouped together More

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China’s BYD Inks Electric Vehicle, Battery Deal With Argentina

BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)–Chinese electric vehicle and battery maker Build Your Dreams, or BYD Auto Co., has signed an accord with local manufacturers to develop electric public-transportation vehicles and lithium batteries in the South American country, Argentina’s production ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
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BUENOS AIRES (Dow Jones)–Chinese electric vehicle and battery maker Build Your Dreams, or BYD Auto Co., has signed an accord with local manufacturers to develop electric public-transportation vehicles and lithium batteries in the South American country, Argentina’s production ministry said in a statement Tuesday.
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China: BYD achieves Q3 net profit of 77.37m yuan

Gasgoo.com (Shanghai October 31) – BYD has seen a major swing for the better performance in this past third quarter. According to a report in the China Securities Journal today, the manufacturer’s business returns grew 10.95 percent from last year, and its net profit grew an astounding 582 percent, totaling 77.37 million yuan ($12.23m).

BYD’s returns for the first three qu More

Gasgoo.com (Shanghai October 31) – BYD has seen a major swing for the better performance in this past third quarter. According to a report in the China Securities Journal today, the manufacturer’s business returns grew 10.95 percent from last year, and its net profit grew an astounding 582 percent, totaling 77.37 million yuan ($12.23m).

BYD’s returns for the first three qu More

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USA: BYD’s all-electric e6 hits the market – 87 mph and a range of 190 miles

One of the stars of the Chinese automotive industry is Shenzen-based BYD, which although only sixth largest of the Chinese manufacturers, had the country’s top selling individual vehicle last year in the form of the BYD F3 (a Toyota Corolla E120 clone).

Now, after substantive testing More

One of the stars of the Chinese automotive industry is Shenzen-based BYD, which although only sixth largest of the Chinese manufacturers, had the country’s top selling individual vehicle last year in the form of the BYD F3 (a Toyota Corolla E120 clone).

Now, after substantive testing More

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Europe/China: Daimler-BYD EV Will Debut in Spring

Just the Facts: •Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche says the design of the electric car being developed with Chinese partner BYD “is frozen, and the first prototype will appear next April.”
•Zetsche says Daimler elected not to develop an EV with another Chinese partner, Beijing Auto, because “they have no battery technology, so it was better to do this with BYD.”
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Just the Facts: •Daimler boss Dieter Zetsche says the design of the electric car being developed with Chinese partner BYD “is frozen, and the first prototype will appear next April.”
•Zetsche says Daimler elected not to develop an EV with another Chinese partner, Beijing Auto, because “they have no battery technology, so it was better to do this with BYD.”
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China: BYD’s business areas

As a one-site mode supplier of cell phones, BYD manufactures various excellent cell phone components. As the leading ODM supplier relying on vertical integration developing mode, BYD provides all-around service including product design, manufacturing, testing, assembly and after sale service. BYD’s IT products include Rechargeable Batteries, Plastic Mechanical Parts, Metal Components, Metal More

As a one-site mode supplier of cell phones, BYD manufactures various excellent cell phone components. As the leading ODM supplier relying on vertical integration developing mode, BYD provides all-around service including product design, manufacturing, testing, assembly and after sale service. BYD’s IT products include Rechargeable Batteries, Plastic Mechanical Parts, Metal Components, Metal More

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China: BYD’s history of building his dreams

Established in 1995, BYD is a top high-tech enterprise in China specializing in IT, automobile, and new energy.

BYD is the largest supplier of rechargeable batteries in the globe, and has the largest market share for Nickel-cadmium batteries, handset Li-ion batteries, cell-phone chargers and keypads worldwide. It also has the second largest market share for cell-phone shells in the globe. B More

Established in 1995, BYD is a top high-tech enterprise in China specializing in IT, automobile, and new energy.

BYD is the largest supplier of rechargeable batteries in the globe, and has the largest market share for Nickel-cadmium batteries, handset Li-ion batteries, cell-phone chargers and keypads worldwide. It also has the second largest market share for cell-phone shells in the globe. B More

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USA: The Battery Show brings strategic insights, technologies to Michigan’s rapidly-growing industry

Registration now open for the Oct. 25-27 advanced battery expo and conference

NOVI, Mich., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Tackling the business and technology hurdles that define the competitive and constantly evolving $30 billion energy storage industry is no easy task. Strategic decisions require careful consideration, as many can make or break a business. The Battery Show, to be held More

Registration now open for the Oct. 25-27 advanced battery expo and conference

NOVI, Mich., Aug. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Tackling the business and technology hurdles that define the competitive and constantly evolving $30 billion energy storage industry is no easy task. Strategic decisions require careful consideration, as many can make or break a business. The Battery Show, to be held More

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China: BYD in need of recharge, analysts say

While BYD has positioned itself for a future in electric cars, analysts say the company needs to invest more in conventional vehicles to meet current competition. Wu Changqing / for China Daily

Former mainstay models falter, but market not yet ready for its electric carsMore

While BYD has positioned itself for a future in electric cars, analysts say the company needs to invest more in conventional vehicles to meet current competition. Wu Changqing / for China Daily

Former mainstay models falter, but market not yet ready for its electric carsMore

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China: Research and Markets: Global and China Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Materials and Battery Industry Report, 2010-2011 – Rapid Expansion of Market Spurs Demand for Materials

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6e7110/global_and_china_l) has announced the addition of the “Global and China Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Materials and Battery Industry Report, 2010-2011” report to their offering.

Boasting high safety, long cycle life and high temperature resistance, lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries have become t More

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/6e7110/global_and_china_l) has announced the addition of the “Global and China Lithium Iron Phosphate (LiFePO4) Materials and Battery Industry Report, 2010-2011” report to their offering.

Boasting high safety, long cycle life and high temperature resistance, lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) batteries have become t More

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China: BYD Company: Warren Buffett’s Motorola

BYD (BYDDY.PK), which stands for “Build Your Dreams”, has seen a lot of press after an investment was made by Warren Buffett in December 2008 for 10% of the company. Everyone knows Buffett as a “value” investor and student of legendary investor Benjamin Graham. Yet Buffett has also mentioned the influence of Philip Fisher and consistently buys companies whose growth outshin More

BYD (BYDDY.PK), which stands for “Build Your Dreams”, has seen a lot of press after an investment was made by Warren Buffett in December 2008 for 10% of the company. Everyone knows Buffett as a “value” investor and student of legendary investor Benjamin Graham. Yet Buffett has also mentioned the influence of Philip Fisher and consistently buys companies whose growth outshin More

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China: BYD’s new energy benefits green Unviersiade

Workers are pictured at the BYD company in Shenzhen, Aug 17, 2011. [Photo by Wang Qingyun/chinadaily.com.cn]

During a display of BYD Auto’s products, Xiao Haiping, head of the company’s Public Relation department, said that the company has More

Workers are pictured at the BYD company in Shenzhen, Aug 17, 2011. [Photo by Wang Qingyun/chinadaily.com.cn]

During a display of BYD Auto’s products, Xiao Haiping, head of the company’s Public Relation department, said that the company has More

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