BYD in Final 3 for Zayed Future Energy Prize

  BYD in Final 3 for Zayed Future Energy Prize

       BYD is one of 3 selected as the Large Corporation 2013 Finalists

Business Wire

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- January 7, 2013

There are only seven (7) days left until the beginning ofAbu Dhabi’s
Sustainability Week and the announcement of the winner for the prestigious
“Zayed Future Energy Prize.” The UAE Zayed Future Energy Prize was set up in
2008 to commemorate the late Emirate of Abu Dhabi and the UAE founder Sheikh
Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The prize aims to inspire new sustainable energy
innovation for the future. Arab Trade reports announced that BYD Ltd was among
the Top 3 corporate winners. The final winners will be announced at the awards
ceremony on January 15th, 2013 (during Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week).

The Zayed Future Energy Jury’s nomination marks a significant milestone. BYD
is the first Chinese enterprise to be considered for the "Large Enterprise
Class Award." This category is fiercely competitive, with only three winners
selected from this year’s 119 global entrants. BYD will compete with goliath
brands Sharp and Siemens for the ultimate prize. Mr. He Long, Vice President
of BYD, stated, “Finalists in the Zayed Future Energy Prize represent the
world’s strongest leaders in the areas of clean energy and renewable energy.
It is a strong confirmation that BYD’s Corporate Vision is recognized as a
benchmark in the Industry.” BYD Senior Vice President, Stella Li said, “Sharp
and Siemens are all very well-known companies in the world, who contribute a
lot in the field of new energy; we are very happy to be in the company of
these great companies.” The Zayed Future Energy Prize is awarded to
organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the field of
renewable energy and sustainable development. To be nominated, large
enterprises must show successful business, leading technology positions, clear
visions and consistent, sustainable strategies for future energy development.
This year’s jury, Chaired by President Grimsson of Iceland, includes current
and former presidents, prime ministers, and energy ministers from Maldives,
South Korea, and South Africa, as well as film star Leonardo DiCaprio.

BYD has been very active in this region of the world recently, with the launch
of a large 40-foot containerized Battery Energy Storage Station in Doha, Qatar
(part of a Solar Testing Facility at the Qatar Science & Technology Park).
“BYD believes that energy storage is the key-enabler to mass-adoption of EVs
and renewable energy and has been focusing on 'eco-system-approaches' with
zero emission, zero pollution systems that include battery-plus-renewable
power generation,” stated BYD America Vice President, Micheal Austin. “BYD has
spearheaded new energy industry development trends in China with their solar
products, energy storage solutions and electric vehicles. BYD mobile storage
systems were also recently displayed at the United Nations Climate Change
Conference in Doha.”

BYD has installed over 100MWh of fixed energy storage capacity all over the
world. BYD’s new energy vehicle products include: hybrid cars, pure-electric
vehicles and all-electric buses. BYD is the only company in the world who
makes both pure-electric sedans and buses and the only vehicle OEM that
vertically integrates their own batteries into these vehicles. Since 2011,
BYD’s pure-electric vehicles have gained momentum. In 2011, BYD placed 300
electric taxis and 200 electric buses into public service. The accumulated
range of these current 300 e6 is over 30 million kilometers (almost 19 million
miles) by December 2012. BYD also delivered 500 e6 Police vehicles to Shenzhen
Police last month (the largest all-electric Police Fleet). BYD electric
vehicles business is growing rapidly in overseas markets as well. In 2012, BYD
received electric vehicle orders from almost every continent and major country
including: Asia, North and South America, Europe and the Middle East. The
world is benefiting from the technology revolution going on in China with BYD
at the forefront. For more information, visit BYD at
www.facebook.com/bydcompany and www.byd.com.

About BYD

BYD is ranked #1 at the top of Bloomberg’s and BusinessWeek's 2009 Tech 100
List
(http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20100520006751/en/BYD-Tops-Bloomberg-Businessweek%E2%80%99s-12th-Annual-Tech)
and is the leading manufacturer of advanced, environmentally-friendly battery
technologies like BYD’s Iron Phosphate battery used in BYD electric vehicles
and electric busses. BYD’s solar panels and LED Lighting systems have CEC,
TUV/CE and UL listings, and the company enjoys rapid growth in consumer
electronics space and electrified transportation sector manufacturing under
its BYD brand. BYD is the fastest-growing Chinese automotive and green energy
technology enterprise. The Company trades on the Hong Kong Exchange (HKE)
under the ticker numbers (HK.0285 – BYD Electronics) and (HK.1211 – BYD
Company Ltd.), as well as on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange under the ticker
number (002594 - BYD Company Ltd.). For more information, visit www.byd.com ,
www.facebook.com/bydcompany or email pr@byd.com.

Contact:

BYD
EU or Asia Contact:
Sherry Li, +86-755-8988 8888
sherry.li@byd.com
or
US Contact:
Micheal Austin, +1-800-BYD-AUTO
micheal.austin@byd.com
 
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