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A brand of cars and buses based in Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.  Started in 2003.

Vehicle names used by BYD include:  C9, e6, F0, F3, F5, F6, eBUS-12, K9, L3, M6, Qin, S6, Su Rui, and Tang.

Advertising slogans include:  Build Your Dreams


The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's BYD Auto page on 12 September 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

BYD Auto Co., Ltd. is a Chinese automobile manufacturer based in Xi'an, Shaanxi Province, and a wholly owned subsidiary of BYD Company. It was founded in 2003, following BYD Company's acquisition of Tsinchuan Automobile Company in 2002. Its principal activity is the design, development, manufacture and distribution of passenger cars and buses sold under the BYD brand. It also has a 50:50 joint venture with Daimler AG, Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd., which develops and manufactures luxury electric cars sold under the Denza brand.

BYD Auto sold a total of 506,189 passenger cars in China in 2013, making it the tenth-largest selling brand and the largest selling Chinese brand. BYD Auto was the world's best selling manufacturer of highway legal light-duty plug-in electric vehicles in 2015, with over 60,000 plug-in hybrid and all-electric cars sold ahead of Luxgen.

BYD Co Ltd created the wholly owned subsidiary BYD Auto a year after its 2002 acquisition of the Tsinchuan Automobile Company, which may have been made solely to acquire the passenger car production license held by the purchased company. While the Chinese state is credited with development of an indigenous auto industry, BYD Auto may have been created in the absence of a State policy explicitly supporting independently owned automobile manufacturers.

In 2008, BYD Auto began selling its first mass-produced, plug-in hybrid vehicle, the BYD F3DM. China subsidizes oil (an incentive for the State to encourage use and manufacture of electric cars), and Chinese automakers see opportunities in less mature electric vehicles because Western companies have yet to develop much of a lead in the technology. In late December 2008, Warren Buffett spent $230 million on the acquisition of a 10% stake in BYD Auto's parent, BYD Company. In 2009, the company sold 448,400 cars in China, and two-thirds of sales were its BYD F3 model. In the same year, BYD began the export of its cars to Africa, South America, and the Middle East.

Some of its first all-electric vehicles were offered via fleet sales to government buyers in China.

The BYD Qin plug-in hybrid, launched in the Chinese market in December 2013, ranked as the top selling plug-in electric car in China in 2014. The car also ranked seventh among the world's top 10 best selling plug-in cars in 2014, and continued to rank as the all-time top selling passenger NEV in China, with cumulative sales of 46,787 units by the end of December 2015. The BYD Qin was the world's second best selling plug-in hybrid car in 2015 and also ranked fifth in 2015 among the world's top selling plug-in electric cars.

As of 2015, BYD was in the process of opening its first passenger car factory in Brazil to focus on supplying electric vehicles for taxis and car-sharing schemes.

BYD ended 2015 as the world's top selling manufacturer of highway legal light-duty plug-in electric vehicles, with 61,772 passenger vehicles sold. Accounting for heavy-duty vehicles, the total rises do 69,222 units.

Samsung Electronics invested $450 million in BYD in 2016.


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19 February 2014Chinese Electric Bus Company Charges into US
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26 October 2007“平易近人”,F3R赢取市场芳心BYD
26 October 2007F3白金版高“烧”不退 经典车初具霸气BYD
28 October 2007F6双模电动汽车亮相 解析比亚迪“生存密码”BYD
29 October 2007比亚迪:燃油税对汽车企业而言是机遇不是挑战 BYD
31 October 2007比亚迪汽车离世界第一有多远 BYD
2 November 2007比亚迪将双标运行 F6年内上市挂新标 BYD
5 November 2007上市前奏曲 比亚迪F6联袂登陆广州车展 BYD
7 November 2007更符合年轻人口味 比亚迪F3-R静态体验 BYD
7 November 2007比亚迪试水DIY"个性化F3R吃香" BYD
7 November 2007信心十足挑战日韩车 对比测试比亚迪F3 BYD
8 November 2007为08年布局 比亚迪六大车型汇聚广州车展(图) BYD
11 November 2007电动车计划开始 比亚迪F6/F6DM即将亮相 BYD
12 November 200708年车市将大变革 自主新能源车量产渐近 BYD
12 November 2007比亚迪:要将汽车业“推倒重来” BYD
12 November 2007比亚迪汽车将开启 中国“电动”时代 BYD
12 November 2007走进比亚迪 比亚迪:走在超越的路上 BYD
7 October 2009Chinesischer Autohersteller BYD will die Konkurrenz mit Elektroautos das Fürchten lehren Wikinews
27 September 2010BYD Breaks Industry Records for Fastest 1M in Vehicle Sales, F3DM Nationwide Launching Tour Kicks off BYD
27 September 2010BYD e6 Achieves Fleet Distance Milestone – Over 600,000 Kilometers Logged BYD
29 September 2010BYD Accomplishes the Launching Tour of M6 in Beijing BYD
30 September 2010BYD Introduces All-Electric Bus and Signs Agreement with Hunan Province for 1000 K9 e-Buses BYD
14 October 2010China Seizes Property From Buffett-Linked Auto FirmVOA Breaking News
1 March 2011BYD Electric Vehicle to Launch in Europe by Q4 2012BYD
1 March 2011Joint Venture between BYD and Daimler Receives Business LicenseBYD
14 June 2011BYD Company presents proposal to introduce 100% electric vehicles in Santiago’s public transportation systemBYD
14 June 2011BYD will Introduce All Electric Buses in FrankfurtBYD
30 June 2011Shares in Chinese Automaker Surge in Stock Exchange DebutVOA Breaking News
24 July 2011BYD Signs the World’s Largest Public Electric-Vehicle Fleet LeaseBYD
13 August 2012Copenhagen is introducing the first full-size pure electric buses from BYD BYD
21 August 2012BYD Su Rui goes to market in Beijing, with Remote Driving Control technology BYD
7 September 2012BYD Pure Electric Vehicles First Launch in Thailand BYD
19 October 2012BYD Unveils “SUV-of-the-Year” and Launches New Auto Line-up at Chile Auto Show BYD
11 December 2012Chinese BYD company to open auto assembly plant in BulgariaBYD
12 December 2012Bogotá Launches All-electric Taxi Fleet using Long-Range BYD e6 Cross-over Sedan BYD
13 December 2012BYD to set up the first electric bus JV company in Europe BYD
14 December 2012BYD Fe-battery manufacturing base got international certificationBYD
19 December 2012The First Chinese Auto Co. Enjoy Import "Zero" Tariff, BYD e6 Enter ThailandBYD
28 December 2012BYD was awarded as "Annual ChinaAutomotive Brand"BYD
8 January 2013BYD receives EC Whole Vehicle Type Approval for its pure electric bus BYD
10 January 2013BYD delivers 500 e6 pure electric police cars to Shenzhen Public Security Bureau BYD
25 January 2013BYD L3 going on sale in Laos BYD
20 February 201311 all electric cars BYD e6 arrive at US BYD
20 March 2013Future Rapid Transportation System Unveiled in BogotáBYD
22 March 2013BYD Releases Electrified Public Transportation Solution in HK to Avoid 56% Automobile Emissions BYD
17 April 2013BYD e6 became the designate transport vehicle for Mr. Governor of CA BYD
2 May 2013Netherlands Launch All-Electric Bus Service BYD
3 May 2013BYD and the City of Lancaster Announce Lancaster Energy Module and Electric Bus Manufacturing FacilitiesBYD
16 May 2013Hong Kong’s First Pure-Electric Taxis Begin Service, Revolutionizing Public Transport BYD
22 May 2013Former U.S. President Bill Clinton rides in BYD pure-electric Taxi across Colombia BYD
23 May 2013Uruguay Launches First "ZERO EMISSIONS" Pure-Electric Buses BYD
17 June 2013BYD’s pure electric ebus begins trials in Warsaw BYD
1 July 2013L.A. Metro to Purchase Its First Electric Buses for Los Angeles County Transit RidersBYD
5 July 2013A First in Canada, the STO and STM test BYD all-electric bus BYD
15 July 2013BYD Pure Electric Bus testing begins in Uruguay BYD
17 July 2013BYD wins Schiphol contract: 35 pure electric buses for airside services BYD
7 August 2013BYD’s ebus begins service in Israel: Dan Bus Company starts operation in Tel Aviv BYD
3 September 2013Bogotá Launches the Largest All-electric Taxi Fleet in South America BYD
22 September 2013Electric Buses Complete Testing Program in Colombia BYD
27 September 2013BYD ebus selected for best transportation solution in the Top 10 Sustainable Innovation for 2013 BYD
1 October 2013BYD Ranks Highest in Auto Industry of Most Admired Chinese Companies of 2013BYD
11 October 2013BYD Expands in the Asia-Pacific Auto Market BYD
15 October 2013The First All-electric, Zero-emissions Bus Launches in the Caribbean BYD
21 October 2013BYD plans European ebus assembly plant following success BYD
5 November 2013BYD Electric Vehicle Fleets: A Centerpiece in the Celebration of a Wuzhou’s New Green Chapter BYD
6 November 2013Facts about BYD to Correct the RecordBYD
11 November 2013BYD contracts KLM to service electric bus fleet at Schiphol BYD
11 November 2013Two BYD ebuses enter trial service in CopenhagenBYD
19 November 2013BYD Wins Top Crash Test Facility 2013 BYD
4 December 2013Sao Paulo Transit Completes Successful Trials of the 40-Foot BYD Pure-Electric Bus BYD
9 December 2013Viação Rio Vermelho Launches Electric Bus Pilots in Salvador Brazil BYD
20 December 2013BYD ebuses enter service in London BYD
25 December 2013Bogota could be Home to the World’s First, Long-Range, Zero-Emissions, Articulated Bus BYD’s announces 18 meter All-Battery-Electric BRT Bus BYD
31 December 2013"Asian Vegas" Macau Introduces BYD Electric Buses BYD
9 January 2014BYD and New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) BYD
21 January 2014ABB and BYD’s Chuanfu Wang Awarded Zayed Future Energy Prize BYD
21 January 2014BYD Chuanfu Wang Wins the "Zayed Future Energy Prize" BYD
26 January 2014BYD Launches 2014 QIN in Latin America BYD
26 January 2014Zero-Emissions* Bus Testing in Canada Successful in Gatineau, Next Montreal BYD
7 February 2014BYD Collaborates with I2R on Autonomous Vehicle ResearchBYD
10 February 2014Southeast Asia‘s Largest Zero-Emissions Electric Bus Order Awarded to BYD BYD
12 February 2014Electric private hire cars launched in London BYD
17 February 2014Chinese Electric Bus Company Charges into US Jeff Shu, VOA News
3 March 2014First Zero-Emission, Pure-Electric Bus Launches in India BYD
6 March 2014Nanjing China Electrifies Public Transportation, Launches Zero-Emission FleetsBYD
7 March 2014Going Green: Spokane Transit Evaluates All-Electric Bus on City RoutesBYD
10 March 2014Mayor of Ankara launches BYD pure electric bus trialBYD
14 March 2014BYD Labor Issues Resolved by California Labor Commission, Minimum Wage Dispute Dropped, Technical Fines Reduced by Two-ThirdsBYD
14 March 2014Mayor of Ankara launches BYD pure electric bus trial BYD
18 March 2014Uruguay Ministries of Industry, Energy, Transportation and Uruguay National Utility Company (UTE) Release Test Results for BYD’s Zero-Emissions Electric Bus BYD
20 March 2014First Pure-Electric Bus Pilots in Turkish Market BYD
1 April 2014First Zero-Emissions All-Electric Bus Launches in Rio de Janeiro BYD
18 April 2014First Long Range, Zero-Emissions, All-Electric Bus Approved for Sales in Canada BYD
28 April 2014Most Efficient, Fastest SUV Unveiled Among Top Beijing Auto Show Reveals BYD
29 April 2014California Governor Jerry Brown helps BYD showcase its breakthrough battery technology during unveiling of state’s first ever long-range electric bus factory in Lanscater, California BYD
4 May 2014BYD Delivers Taiwan’s First Electric Buses, Taiwan’s MiaoLi Motor Transportation Ltd Launches Zero-Emissions Service BYD
9 May 2014BYD Receives Record Bus & Taxi Order, Hangzhou Mayor signs order for 3,000 new energy vehicles BYD
16 May 2014BYD Receives Prestigious Hong Kong Green Tech Award,Only Automotive Manufacturer to receive the 2014 “U Green Award” BYD
22 May 2014BYD Microelectronics Transducers Prove Automotive Grade Robustness,Microelectronics in Electric Vehicles have surpassed 130 million miles over 5 years BYD
28 May 2014Altoona Testing of First 40-foot, Zero-Emissions Electric Rapid Transit Bus is Complete BYD
11 June 2014Semuttran Pilot Tests BYD Pure Electric Bus in Piracicaba Brazil BYD
12 June 2014City Introduces Electric Buses to Edmonton BYD
16 July 2014BYD Company Announces First Factory in Brazil BYD
15 August 2014AVTA’S Electric Bus Goes the Distance! BYD
15 August 2014BYD’s Green Tech runs into Rio+20 BYD
12 September 2014BYD named as LowCVP Low Carbon Champion BYD
12 September 2014BYD Receives INOVACIDADE AWARD BYD
24 September 2014Shenzhen Wins the C40 and Siemens City Climate Leadership Award BYD
15 October 2014BYD Unveils World’s Largest Battery Electric Vehicle BYD
20 October 2014BYD will test three buses in Mexican cities BYD
26 November 2014Come Ride The World's Largest Battery Electric Vehicle In Long BeachBYD
26 November 2014Sydney International Airport Tests the World’s Most Popular Electric Bus BYD
5 December 2014BYD FY15 Goal Concurrence Letter BYD
12 December 2014Macy Neshati Joins BYD as Vice President of Coach & Bus Sales BYD
21 January 2015The BYD Tang SUV is Available for Pre-orders BYD
28 January 2015BYD Unveils World's First Battery Electric Coach Bus BYD
26 February 2015BYD Becomes First Chinese Auto Company to Penetrate Japanese Market BYD
20 March 2015Experimental Bus Makes the Rounds in Reno BYD
20 March 2015Thai Loxley and Chinese BYD Bring Electrified Transportation into Thailand BYD
31 March 2015BYD secures important Nottingham bus tenderBYD
2 April 2015BYD’s Pure Electric Bus Successfully Tested in Alburrá Valley – COLOMBIA BYD

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