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BYD AUTO EV STRATEGY

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BYD Auto, based in Xi’an, Shaanxi Province China, sometimes referred to as China’s Tesla. The Chinese automaker and electronics company have been at the forefront of battery storage technology and solar power, providing it an edge. Berkshire Hathaway has a 10% shareholding in the company and Samsung invested around $449M for its rumored 4% shareholding. The company’s “Green Mobility” wattev2buy byd autoelectric vehicle strategy is guided by it’s the 5-4-2 performance standard. Where 5 represents the maximum of 5 seconds acceleration from 0 to 100km/h (0-62 mph), four is for the number of wheels under power, and two is for fuel efficiency, determining the number of liters of gasoline maximum consumed for every 100 km traveled in a BYD car. The BYD Tang is the first vehicle produced according to the standards.

The BYD Yuan SUV will get an EV version, the BYD Yuan EV in the second half of 2016. BYD was the biggest EV maker in the world for 2015. Has a 7+4 strategy, where 7 is all the modes of transport and four all other off-road battery sectors.

BYD sold over 114,000 vehicles in total fro 2016, of which 100,000 were New Energy Vehicles. The darling of the EV sector took a beating in the first half of 2017 as competition from JAC and BAIC added to operational woes. Underperformance forced management to focus on reshaping customer experience and service.

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BYD EV MODELS

BYD YUAN

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BYD F3DM

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BYD SHANG

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BYD QIN E300

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BYD e5 300

BYD SONG EV300 SUV

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BYD T3 LDV

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BYD SONG 7 PHEV 2018

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BYD Auto EV Sales

Go to our detailed breakdown of Chinese EV Sales to see how the BYD electric car strategy fares to its competitors in the fast-growing Chinese EV market.

CHINESE EV SALES

BYD ELECTRIC CARS IN THE NEWS

2017 Week 39 - BYD wants to increase cash in loss-making Denza

In the wake of Tuesday’s announcement by an official of the Chinese Commerce Ministry that the country might give automakers a year extension to get their houses in order before implementing its aggressive push towards electrification, Automotive News China reported that Daimler is mulling an increase in its investment in its partnership with BYD. BYD and Daimler created a JV company, Denza, exclusively focusing on the manufacture of electric vehicles currently only produce one model, also named Denza. BYD called for an increase in investment to help the loss-making JV take advantage of the expected increase in EV sales over the next three years. It would be interesting to see if Daimler will increase its investment after reports on Wednesday indicated that a possibility exists that the Government will allow wholly-owned subsidiaries of foreign companies to operate in China. Up to know foreign carmakers were forced to operate in through JV’s such as Denza.

In related news, Reuters quoted BYD Chairman, Wang Chuanfu stating that he see’s a 100% shift to new energy vehicles by 2030. New Energy Vehicles is the accepted reference in China for electric and fuel cell vehicles, including mild hybrids which do not use plug-in charging.

2017 Week 35 - BYD profits dive on subsidy cuts

One of the world’s Top 3 EV producers, BYD Co., this week released disappointing first-half earnings. Twin contributing factors of a growing EV sector which in turn allowed the Chinese authorities to scale back its subsidy support are blamed for the drop in profits. BYD, who has been the undisputed leader in the worlds largest EV market has seen its position challenged over the last year with competitors eroding sales of BYD, illustrated in the table below. BYD, who is 10% owned by Warren Buffet, saw its profits slide from ~$320 million a year ago to $260 million in the first-half of 2018, or around 20%, a stark reversal from the 79% jump experienced in 2016.

Top 5 Electric Vehicle News Stories of Week 35 2017

Extract from wattEV2Buys report on Chinese EV sales in July 2017

In January 2017 the Government cracked down on the sector by capping the total subsidies available at the Local Government level at 50% of that of the Central Government, dropping the NEV subsidy by 20% effective 1 January 2017, and raising the technology threshold of distance per charge and energy consumption. The new subsidy at Central Government level is now 44,000 yuan ($6,333) for EVs with a range greater than 250km (156 miles), down from 60,000 yuan ($8,600). The subsidy for buses was capped at 300,000 yuan (43,000) down from 500,000 yuan ($72,000).

 

2017 Week 25 - BYD spins out battery division

SAIC, the state-owned top four Chinese auto manufacturer and CATL, top lithium battery manufacturer, this week established two joint venture companies in a bid to challenge Tesla’s dominance in the EV and Battery sectors. CATL and SAIC will play to their strengths in the separate JVs with CATL focusing on battery technology and SAIC on drive train development.

In a similar vein, BYD, the top selling EV manufacturer in China for two years running has spun its battery division into a separate entity allowing it sell batteries to other Chinese and international auto manufacturers.

2017 Week 23 - BYD will bring a 7 seater SUV PHEV in 2018

BYD will bring a seven seater electrified SUV to market in 2018 named the Song 7, as it seats 7 people.

2017 Week 16 - BYD unveils BEV Song SUV version

 At the Auto Shanghai Show, BYD revealed that it will bring a pure electric version of the Song SUV. The new model is named the Song EV300, a midsized SUV. The Song EV300 will have a range of 300km (188miles). Other  specifications are as follow:

Acceleration: 0-100 km / h in 8.9s
Maximum power: 160 kW (218 bhp)
Max. Torque: 310 Nm and Charge time 0-70%: about 45 minutes

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The company will also bring a plug-in hybrid version, the Song DM using dual engine technology. It is expected that the Song EV300 will be released in the second quarter of 2017. The Song DM with a 2.0L Turbo engine will have an electric range of over 100km (62mi).

 

2016 Week 45 - Electric Garbage Truck

 

 

1. The Electric Vehicle revolution is spreading to more vehicle types with both BYD and Vespa announcing exciting new all-electric vehicles this week. BYD USA introduced a 3.9 ton Garbage Truck in Phoenix this week. The truck is equipped with an 188kWh battery providing a 100-mile range and promises a 58% reduction in operating cost. Added benefits include less noise and air pollution in neighborhoods.

The scooter icon Vespa joined the electric motorcycle segment with its first all-electric scooter. The Elettrica Concept was unveiled at the Milan Motorcycle Show with production expected by late 2017.

2016 Week 35 - UBER partnership with BYD and Nissan in London

 

2. UBER announced on Wednesday that it would start a 3-month programme, observed by The Energy Saving Trust, to test the use of pure electric vehicles as Uber Taxies. Uber will partner both Nissan and BYD who will provide 20 Nissan Leaf’s and around 30 BYD e6s. The company already has many Toyota Prius owners providing the service and has partnered with other manufacturers, such as BMW who supplied 50 BMW i3’s for its South African fleet.

2016 Week 28 - Samsung acquire shares in BYD

1. Samsung announced this week that it would acquire a shareholding in BYD. The stake is rumoured to be in the region of 4% for an investment of $449 million, although both companies declined to comment. BYD is currently in the process of raising $2.3 Bln in share capital. Warren Buffet is already a 10% shareholder in BYD, China’s electric vehicle leader and commonly dubbed the Tesla of China.

THE BYD ELECTRIC CAR STRATEGY IN THE NEWS

2017 Week 39 - BYD wants to increase cash in loss-making Denza

In the wake of Tuesday’s announcement by an official of the Chinese Commerce Ministry that the country might give automakers a year extension to get their houses in order before implementing its aggressive push towards electrification, Automotive News China reported that Daimler is mulling an increase in its investment in its partnership with BYD. BYD and Daimler created a JV company, Denza, exclusively focusing on the manufacture of electric vehicles currently only produce one model, also named Denza. BYD called for an increase in investment to help the loss-making JV take advantage of the expected increase in EV sales over the next three years. It would be interesting to see if Daimler will increase its investment after reports on Wednesday indicated that a possibility exists that the Government will allow wholly-owned subsidiaries of foreign companies to operate in China. Up to know foreign carmakers were forced to operate in through JV’s such as Denza.

In related news, Reuters quoted BYD Chairman, Wang Chuanfu stating that he see’s a 100% shift to new energy vehicles by 2030. New Energy Vehicles is the accepted reference in China for electric and fuel cell vehicles, including mild hybrids which do not use plug-in charging.

2017 Week 35 - BYD profits dive on subsidy cuts

One of the world’s Top 3 EV producers, BYD Co., this week released disappointing first-half earnings. Twin contributing factors of a growing EV sector which in turn allowed the Chinese authorities to scale back its subsidy support are blamed for the drop in profits. BYD, who has been the undisputed leader in the worlds largest EV market has seen its position challenged over the last year with competitors eroding sales of BYD, illustrated in the table below. BYD, who is 10% owned by Warren Buffet, saw its profits slide from ~$320 million a year ago to $260 million in the first-half of 2018, or around 20%, a stark reversal from the 79% jump experienced in 2016.

Top 5 Electric Vehicle News Stories of Week 35 2017

Extract from wattEV2Buys report on Chinese EV sales in July 2017

In January 2017 the Government cracked down on the sector by capping the total subsidies available at the Local Government level at 50% of that of the Central Government, dropping the NEV subsidy by 20% effective 1 January 2017, and raising the technology threshold of distance per charge and energy consumption. The new subsidy at Central Government level is now 44,000 yuan ($6,333) for EVs with a range greater than 250km (156 miles), down from 60,000 yuan ($8,600). The subsidy for buses was capped at 300,000 yuan (43,000) down from 500,000 yuan ($72,000).

2017 Week 25 - BYD spins out battery division

SAIC, the state-owned top four Chinese auto manufacturer and CATL, top lithium battery manufacturer, this week established two joint venture companies in a bid to challenge Tesla’s dominance in the EV and Battery sectors. CATL and SAIC will play to their strengths in the separate JVs with CATL focusing on battery technology and SAIC on drivetrain development.

In a similar vein, BYD, the top-selling EV manufacturer in China for two years running has spun its battery division into a separate entity allowing it sell batteries to other Chinese and international auto manufacturers.

2017 Week 23 - BYD will bring a 7 seater SUV PHEV in 2018

BYD will bring a seven seater electrified SUV to market in 2018 named the Song 7, as it seats 7 people.

2017 Week 16 - BYD unveils BEV Song SUV version

At the Auto Shanghai Show, BYD revealed that it will bring a pure electric version of the Song SUV. The new model is named the Song EV300, a midsized SUV. The Song EV300 will have a range of 300km (188miles). Other  specifications are as follow:

Acceleration: 0-100 km / h in 8.9s
Maximum power: 160 kW (218 bhp)
Max. Torque: 310 Nm and Charge time 0-70%: about 45 minutes

byd-song-e300-suv-bev

The company will also bring a plug-in hybrid version, the Song DM using dual engine technology. It is expected that the Song EV300 will be released in the second quarter of 2017. The Song DM with a 2.0L Turbo engine will have an electric range of over 100km (62mi).

 

2016 Week 45 - Electric Garbage Truck

The Electric Vehicle revolution is spreading to more vehicle types with both BYD and Vespa announcing exciting new all-electric vehicles this week. BYD USA introduced a 3.9-ton Garbage Truck in Phoenix this week. The truck is equipped with a 188kWh battery providing a 100-mile range and promises a 58% reduction in operating cost. Added benefits include less noise and air pollution in neighborhoods.

The scooter icon Vespa joined the electric motorcycle segment with its first all-electric scooter. The Elettrica Concept was unveiled at the Milan Motorcycle Show with production expected by late 2017.

2016 Week 35 - UBER partnership with BYD and Nissan in London

UBER announced on Wednesday that it would start a 3-month programme, observed by The Energy Saving Trust, to test the use of pure electric vehicles as Uber Taxies. Uber will partner both Nissan and BYD who will provide 20 Nissan Leaf’s and around 30 BYD e6s. The company already has many Toyota Prius owners providing the service and has partnered with other manufacturers, such as BMW who supplied 50 BMW i3’s for its South African fleet.

2016 Week 28 - Samsung acquire shares in BYD

Samsung announced this week that it would acquire a shareholding in BYD. The stake is rumored to be in the region of 4% for an investment of $449 million, although both companies declined to comment. BYD is currently in the process of raising $2.3 Bln in share capital. Warren Buffet is already a 10% shareholder in BYD, China’s electric vehicle leader and commonly dubbed the Tesla of China.

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