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BYD's Two New Green Vehicles Will Make European Premiere at 2011 Geneva Motor Show

published: 2011-02-22 14:43

BYD Co., Ltd (BYD) will showcase two new electric vehicles at the upcoming 2011 Geneva International Motor Show (GIMS) from March 1st to 13th. At the 2011 GIMS, BYD will present its overall "Three Green Dreams" Strategy for the European market. With the showcase of BYD's updated pure-electric vehicle 2012 e6-Eco (European Premiere), the core technology of BYD e-Bus K9, the world's first independent 4WD dual-mode electric SUV S6DM (European Premiere), and the world's first dual-mode electric vehicle F3DM, BYD aims to spot its green technology at the 2011 GIMS with the "Green City Solution" which can offer the leading models and the relevant charging facilities in conformity with the development of society.

BYD's 2011 IGMS Press Conference is scheduled on the first press day:

March 1st at 11:00am

At BYD booth (No. 6350) the Geneva Palexpo

"Three Green Dreams"

As an IT, automobile and new energy business leader, BYD's "Three Green Dreams" are based on these three pillars of its R&D:

1) Affordable solar power

2) Environmentally-friendly energy storage

3) Electrified transportation

The clean energy generated by solar power station can be stored in the energy storage station, and charge the electric vehicles efficiently according to the users' need. This shows the whole process of generating, storing and using clean energy from the sun with the integrated application of solar technology, battery technology and EV technology.

"Green City Solution"

Based on the EV technology, BYD's "Green City Solution" is both a long-term and short-term one-stop solution to optimize the application of energy by means of electrifying urban public transportation including city buses and city taxis, so as to reduce air pollution and carbon emissions at a low cost and in a sustainable way. With the "Green City Solution", the current combustion engine buses and taxis can be replaced by electric ones which can not only help to lessen the air pollution from the transportation sector dramatically, but also can greatly reduce human dependence on oil. BYD's "Green City Solution" is such a feasible way to help create the green economy which enables society to generate more each year while preserving or enhancing natural capital.

European Premiere Models: 2012 e6-Eco and S6DM

BYD's pure-electric vehicle -- the 2012 e6-Eco and the brand-new dual mode electric SUV -- the S6DM will make their European premieres at the 2011 IGMS.

The new 5-seat crossover -- the 2012 e6-Eco has a more dynamic and sporty exterior design. Equipped with BYD Fe battery, the e6-Eco has an expected range of 300km in urban roads condition. It only takes 40 minutes to fully charge the e6 by a 100KW quick charger.

The BYD S6DM SUV is the world's first Independent 4WD Dual Mode Electric SUV. Traveling over 60km purely on electric power and over 495km (310 miles) extended range with the high- efficiency 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.

e-Bus: K9

As the world's first pure electric bus powered by BYD "Fe" battery, the core technology of K9 is another BYD breakthrough in the field of electrified public transportation. The 12-meter-long e-bus is specially designed with in-wheel drive motor, electronically controlled air suspension system (ECAS), low-floor and ample space. The K9 is able to run 250+km on a single charge in urban road conditions with the environmentally-friendly and powerful "Fe"battery.

Dual Mode Electric Vehicle: F3DM

The world's first Dual Mode electric vehicle --F3DM low-carbon version also features the BYD Fe battery together with a BYD 371QA 1.0liter gasoline engine. This vehicle is equipped with a solar panel sunroof to parallel charge the Fe battery. Powered by the Fe battery pack alone, the F3DM can travel over 60km in urban road conditions. The combined range of the HEV mode allows the car to achieve 500 km with a maximum speed of 150km/h.

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