BYD QIN EV300 EV
The BYD Qin EV300 PEV 4-door compact sedan, named after the first Chinese Dynasty, is the 3rd generation of the first mass-market PHEV of recent time, the BYD F3DM, itself replaced in 2013 by the second generation BYD Qin PHEV. The Qin EV300 marks the first departure from PHEV to pure electric power in the series. The EV300’s commercial release first introduced at the Beijing Auto Show in 2014 as the current PHEV, was set for March 2016. The Qin EV300 is assembled at the Xi’an plant in Shaanxi China. The Qin EV300 is BYD’s answer to the Chevrolet Bolt expected later in 2016 and Tesla’s Model 3 which is only rumored to be released late 2017.
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2016 Week 41 - Bumper Year for Chinese EV sales
1. With the 2016 calendar year quickly coming to and end, it seems from various analysis and reports released this week that it would be a bumper year for electric vehicles. CNBC reported that sales of electric vehicles in Europe would top 500,000 units on the road by the end of the year. Citing a report from non-governmental organization Transport & Environment (T&E) Europe, the second largest market for electric vehicles after China will see an addition of well over 200,000 EV’s sold for the year, a significant improvement on the 145,000 sold in 2015. The Guardian reported that the international electric vehicle stock would be more than 2.1M units by the end if 2016, with the Nissan Leaf, Tesla Model S and BYD’s Tang and Qin being the most popular. Although the EV stock is still only around 1% of total vehicles on the road, it’s now growing 10X faster than traditional combustion vehicles despite low oil prices.
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