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BYD Delivers 500 Pure-Electric, e6 Police Cars to Shenzhen Public Security Bureau

  BYD Delivers 500 Pure-Electric, e6 Police Cars to Shenzhen Public Security
  Bureau

Business Wire

SHENZHEN, China -- January 14, 2013

After being selected through a public bidding process, BYD has delivered 500
pure-electric, e6 police vehicles to the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security
Bureau this week, another breakthrough in BYD’s promotion of electric vehicles
into new applications. The BYD e6 reaches speeds of over 140 km/hr (~87 mph)
with a range of 300 km (187 miles), making it ideally suited for the demands
of police utility vehicles. The virtually silent engine of the BYD e6 is
beneficial to police as they perform daily patrols and law enforcement
activities in Shenzhen, and with no direct emissions, the e6 reduces total CO2
emissions, improving the city environment.

The BYD e6 police car is completely zero direct emissions and has a
all-electric driving range of up ...

The BYD e6 police car is completely zero direct emissions and has a
all-electric driving range of up to 300 km. (Photo: Business Wire)

In addition to police vehicles, BYD has deployed over 300 all-electric, e6
taxis which have been in service in Shenzhen for the last several years, with
an accumulated mileage of over 38.5 million kilometers (or 24M miles as of
Dec. 30^th, 2012). Individual BYD e6 mileages have reached 250,000 km (or 156K
miles), equivalent to over ten years’ service life in a standard consumer car.
The city of Shenzhen also operates 200 BYD pure-electric 12m (40 foot) rapid
transit buses which have an accumulated mileage of over 12.8 million
kilometers (or 7.9M miles). Shenzhen city is currently planning to add 500
additional BYD e6 pure-electric taxis and over 500 additional BYD electric
buses to the public transport system.

Expanding into European markets, BYD and greentomatocars (London’s second
largest minicab service) signed a deal in October 2012 to create London’s
first all-electric minicab fleet. BYD expects to deliver 50 e6 taxis starting
the second quarter of 2013. BYD has also launched a 'Zero Down Payment, Zero
Effective Costs, Zero Emissions' leasing program in China to alleviate the
financial pressures associated with procuring electric vehicles for taxi and
public transport companies. (see LINK:
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20121108007021/en/Free-Phones-Free-Taxis-BYD-China-Development).
BYD announced it will be launching a new dual mode electric car with the
revolutionary second-generation, dual-mode technology – named “Qin,” further
accelerating BYD’s growth in the private automobile market.

About BYD

BYD Co., Ltd is a leading-edge provider of green energy technologies that
specializes in the IT, automotive and new energy industries. Being the world’s
biggest rechargeable battery manufacturer, BYD also has the largest global
market share for cell-phone chargers and keypads. BYD branched out into the
auto business in 2003, and has kept a robust yearly growth rate successively.
In 2008, Warren Buffett invested $232 million to take a 9.89% stake in BYD.
Today, BYD is the fastest-growing Chinese auto company and a global pioneer in
the field of new energy vehicles including Dual Mode Electric Models and Pure
Electric Models.

Based on its core Fe Battery technology, BYD has worked out a Green City
Solution, which aims to electrify urban public transportation systems by
transitioning from gasoline and diesel buses and taxis to pure electric ones.
In March 2012, BYD and Daimler AG officially announced the entirely new EV
brand Denza in China.

In addition, BYD has also focused on the research & development and
manufacturing of a wide range of new energy products, including energy storage
systems, solar energy products and LED lighting. For more information, please
visit www.byd-auto.net, www.byd.com.cn, www.facebook.com/bydauto or email
bydpr@byd.com.

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Contact:

BYD Overseas PR Contact
Veronica Jiang, +86-755-89888888, ext. 62527
bydpr@byd.com
or
BYD Europe B.V. Contact
Penny Peng, +31-102070888
penny.peng@byd.com
 
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