BYD will Develop EV with Daimler for Chinese Market

BYD Company Limited (1211.HK) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Daimler AG (stock ticker symbol: DAI) to enter into a comprehensive technology partnership for the development of electric vehicles for China. Under the agreement, BYD and D.. more

China's BYD to Open Los Angeles Office

BYD America Corp., a division of a China-based company that makes electric cars, solar modules and lithium-ion batteries, says it is planning to open a U.S. headquarters in Los Angeles when it begins importing its plug-in cars to the city near the end of 2010. T.. more

Boston Becomes First City to Approve Versatile New Ford Transit Connect Taxi

Saying the 2011 Ford Transit Connect Taxi "fits the bill," the city of Boston this week became the first municipality in America to approve the versatile cab for taxi use, paving the way for taxi owners to purchase the new vehicle for their fleets. "W.. more

Ford’s 2011 Fleet Vehicle Lineup Launches With 100 Percent Sustainable Powertrain Technology

Ford, the industry leader in commercial and government fleet sales, will offer 100 percent of its fleet vehicles this year with fuel-efficient powertrains and other sustainable technologies – including battery electric, hybrid, natural gas, propane, E-85, biodiesel (B.. more

Volkswagen Shows All-Electric Golf, Reaffirms Major EV Commitment

In a ceremony at Berlin's historic Brandenburg Gate, Volkswagen unveiled a selection of its upcoming hybrid and pure electric vehicles during an event marking the establishment of Germany's National Platform for Electric Mobility. With Chancellor Angela M.. more

Daimler AG Will Cooperate with BYD Auto to Establish a Technology Partnership for Electric Vehicles in China

German automaker Daimler AG will soon sign a contract with BYD Auto Company to cooperate on developing electric vehicles, said Dieter Zetsche, board chairman of Daimler AG and CEO of Mercedes-Benz, yesterday. Daimler AG has ratified a memorandum of un.. more

Volvo Cars Takes on Safety Challenges in Electric Cars

 "We apply the same high safety standards to all our products but the safety-related challenges may differ depending on the driveline and fuel being used. To us, electrification technology is another exciting challenge in our quest to build the safest cars on the m.. more