Desertstraw
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BYD the real thing

Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:04 pm

http://www.4-traders.com/news/BYD-Annou ... -13612992/

Apparently the E6 has delivered on all claims for it including almost triple the range of the Leaf and fast charging with no degradation.

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TRONZ
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Re: BYD the real thing

Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:20 pm

It is a nice sized car. I have alot of reliability concerns with Chinese vehicles but still like the rapid progress they have made.
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Re: BYD the real thing

Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:35 pm

Fantastic!
While I don't think I would purchase one, I love to see reports like this.
A little healthy competition will only help drive the EV industry to improve! 8-)
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LakeLeaf
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Re: BYD the real thing

Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:41 pm

That is indeed very encouraging.

Wish that Nissan would have used last year to fleet test some LEAFs instead of the "come and drive the car for 5 minutes" events. Not sure how much one can learn on a 5 minute test drive around a closed parking lot with a minder.

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Re: BYD the real thing

Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:43 pm

If the price is right this would be the most interesting EV out of everything that's coming out here in the US.
Currently: '12 Volt (12k) since 7/2012
Previously: '11 Leaf SL (w/ 12k miles & 16 month ownership)

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TRONZ
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Re: BYD the real thing

Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:47 pm

LakeLeaf wrote:Not sure how much one can learn on a 5 minute test drive around a closed parking lot with a minder.
Actually, our two test drives is what kept us going through the "dark times" of the order process. It's what gave us inspiration to behave like laser guided bombs in seeking our delivery day.
Every start, is as good as any start can ever be. - Douglas Darden

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DeaneG
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Re: BYD the real thing

Fri Apr 29, 2011 4:44 pm

How does the total range per total cost figure compare to the Leaf? That's what it will come down to for many. I didn't see anything indicating triple the Leaf's range in the link, just "over 160 miles" with no mention of at what speed.
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Re: BYD the real thing

Fri Apr 29, 2011 6:42 pm

63k miles using fast 20-30 minute charges is pretty impressive. Last I heard the E6 was estimated to cost $35k before tax credits are applied, so a bit more than the Leaf.. battery size ranges from 48 to 60kwh. Several motor options are talked about.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/BYD_e6

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Re: BYD the real thing

Fri Apr 29, 2011 8:40 pm

DeaneG wrote:How does the total range per total cost figure compare to the Leaf? That's what it will come down to for many. I didn't see anything indicating triple the Leaf's range in the link, just "over 160 miles" with no mention of at what speed.
A Leaf has a practical range of 60-70 miles, EPA says Nissan Leaf Range is 73 miles. If you prefer more than twice the range, it is fine with me. These are taxis so how could they quote a speed which varies so much in actual use.

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Re: BYD the real thing

Mon May 09, 2011 3:45 pm

Stock update for BYD:

Buffett-Backed BYD’s Mainland IPO Approved by Stock Regulator
2011-05-09 17:14:24.612 GMT


By Bloomberg News
May 10 (Bloomberg) -- BYD Co., the Chinese carmaker backed by Warren Buffett, won regulatory approval for an initial share sale on the Shenzhen exchange to fund its expansion in the world’s biggest vehicle market.
The China Securities Regulatory Commission approved the planned A share issue, according to a statement posted on the watchdog’s Web site yesterday. Hong Kong-listed BYD awaits written approval and will announce Shenzhen IPO details later, according to a Hong Kong stock exchange filing yesterday.
BYD plans to offer as many as 79 million Class A shares in Shenzhen, where the company is based, according to a statement filed to the Hong Kong stock exchange on May 5. BYD said it will use the proceeds to develop its auto and rechargeable-batteries businesses, and to expand into car products and accessories.
The carmaker raised HK$1.4 billion ($180 million) in an initial public offering in Hong Kong in July 2002 by selling shares at HK$10.95 each. The stock has since gained 157 percent, closing at HK$28.20 yesterday.
BYD’s vehicle sales fell for nine straight months through April amid rising competition from rivals General Motors Co., Volkswagen AG and Nissan Motor Co. Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. holds a 10 percent stake in BYD.

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