|BYD to Announce Green Vision at NAIAS on January 10th|
SHENZHEN, China, Dec. 23, 2010 /PRNewswire via COMTEX/ -- BYD Co., Ltd (BYD) is
to reveal plans for the launch of US-ready green-technology vehicles and
products. BYD plans to present their "Three Green Dreams" Strategy at the
upcoming 2011 North America International Auto Show (NAIAS) from January 10th to
23rd. BYD will showcase their "Green City Solutions", their green electric
vehicle series, and a portfolio of eco-friendly products including: solar panels,
home energy storage units and energy-saving LED Lighting. This is BYD's fourth
consecutive appearance at the Detroit COBO Center for the Auto Show.
BYD's 2011 NAIAS Press Conference is scheduled on the first press day:
January 10th at 5:45 - 6:10 PM
at the BYD booth in the Detroit COBO Center.
BYD's "Three Green Dreams" focuses on renewable energy generation,
environmentally-friendly energy storage and efficient energy consumption,
covering solar power, Iron-phosphate energy storage and electric vehicles. BYD
will present their short and long term "Green City Solutions" which includes
plans to help cities electrify all public transportation, and reduce air
pollution and carbon emissions at a low cost.
BYD's pure-electric vehicle -- the e6 Premier (2012 Year Model) and the brand-new
dual mode electric SUV -- the S6DM will make their world premieres on the main
floor exhibit space at the COBO Center at the 2011 NAIAS. The World's first
mass-produced F3DM sedan low-carbon version and the core drive technology of the
pure-electric bus, shown at EVS25 recently, will also be showcased.
The new 5-seat crossover -- the BYD e6 Premier (2012 Year Model) has a more
dynamic and sporty exterior design. Equipped with BYD Iron-phosphate "FE"
battery, the e6 Premier has an expected range of 300km (or 186.4 miles) on urban
roads, while its projected top speed is 140km/h (or 87 mph). It only takes 40
minutes to fully charge the e6 on the 100kW fast charging cabinet and 6 hours to
overnight-charge the e6 on the 10kW standard charging pole. These characteristics
make the e6 ideal for daily commuters and in-town driving.
The core technology of the pure-electric K9 e-Bus is another BYD breakthrough in
the field of electrified transportation. The specially designed in-wheel electric
drive and the electronically-controlled air suspension allows this 12-meter-long
e-Bus to have ample space and a low-floor for easy passenger loading and
unloading. The K9 is able to run 250+ km (155+ miles) on a single charge.
The BYD S6DM SUV is the world's first independent 4WD dual-mode electric SUV.
Traveling over 60km (38 miles) purely on electric power and over 310 miles
extended range when engaging the environmentally friendly 2.0L gasoline engine,
this SUV sports a 10kW electric motor (M1) paired with a smooth 6-speed
dual-clutch transmission propelling the front wheels while a powerful 75kW
electric motor (M2) powers the rear wheels.
The F3DM low-carbon version also features the BYD Fe battery together with a BYD
371QA 1.0-liter gasoline engine. This vehicle is equipped standard with a solar
panel sunroof to parallel charge the Fe battery. Powered by the Fe battery pack
alone, the F3DM can travel over 60km (38+ miles). The extended range HEV mode
allows the car to achieve another 500 km (or 313 miles) with a maximum speed of
150km/h (about 93.2 mph).
BYD is ranked #1 at the top of Bloomberg's and BusinessWeek's 2009 Tech 100 List
and is the leading manufacturer of advanced, environmentally-friendly battery
technologies like the BYD's Iron Phosphate battery. BYD's solar panels and LED
Lighting systems have TUV/CE and UL listings, and the company enjoys rapid growth
in consumer electronics space and automobile manufacturing under its BYD brand.
With investments from Warren Buffett (Berkshire Hathaway) and MidAmerican Energy
Holdings, today, BYD is the fastest-growing Chinese automotive and green energy
technology manufacturer. The Company trades on the Hong Kong exchange (HKE) under
the ticker numbers (HK.0285 - BYD Electronics) and (HK.1211 - BYD Company Ltd).
For more information, visit byd.com or email email@example.com.
Sherry Li, BYD
Micheal Austin, BYD
SOURCE BYD Co., Ltd