BYD Launches Green-Hybrid Technologies Across Entire Car Line-up at Shanghai Auto Show

  BYD Launches Green-Hybrid Technologies Across Entire Car Line-up at Shanghai
  Auto Show

    Debut of “Insta-Pure” Cabin Cleansing Technologies for PM2.5 Pollution

Shanghai Auto Show 2013

Business Wire

SHANGHAI -- April 27, 2013

This week, BYD unveiled several exciting technologies to improve fuel
efficiencies by greater than 20% in all their 2014 vehicle line-up. They are
calling it the “Green Hybrid” initiative with “Insta-Pure” cabin filtering
systems and were well aligned with this year’s Auto Show theme – "innovation,
better life". There are several breakthroughs tied to the “Green Hybrid”
initiative; first BYD becomes the first vehicle OEM to implement the
higher-efficiency 48VDC vehicle voltage platforms using BYD’s internally
developed Iron-Phosphate batteries (versus older heavy-metal-laden, 12VDC
Lead-Acid technologies). This new technology allows the battery life to be
extended to the expected life of the car – no more worrisome starter-battery
replacements. Vehicles transition to all-LED lighting, Electronic Parking
Systems, Hybrid and regenerative braking, idle start-stop energy management,
automatic engine starts, low rolling resistance and advanced aero-dynamic
designs. 48VDC systems are not hindered by the line/harness power losses
experienced with normal lower-voltage systems (saving important energy for
batteries). BYD then implemented low-voltage, large-torque, double-winding
motor technologies for battery-acceleration-assist and regenerative braking.
These changes have been shown to save as much as 1.5 litres of fuel/ 100km (on
a 30 mpg car, that’s as much as a 7 mpg improvement!).

DM II Qin (Photo: Business Wire)

DM II Qin (Photo: Business Wire)

BYD’s “Insta-Pure” cabin filtering technology help protect drivers and
passengers from dangerous city PM2.5 issues (Particulate Matter up to 2.5
micrometers in size), by quickly rotating cabin air, scrubbing and filtering
it, all in less than 3-5 minutes. The first production vehicles launching with
this advanced cabin purification system are the new BYD S6 Premier models
–debuting at this year’s show. This level-4 purification technology is
integrated into the vehicle’s air conditioning system and detects the inside
and outside particulate matter levels, triggering auto-air-filtering
equipment, sterilizing, deodorizing and purifying all PM2.5 levels to below
12. This technology not only gives consumer families a cleaner driving sphere,
but also provides a feasible scheme for improving all urban environments.

While the “Suri” (featuring the break-through “Remote Driving Controller”
technology) was announced at the 2012 Beijing International Auto Show, it was
also on display again in Shanghai and has been selling an average of 10,000
units per month in the China market, exceeding BYD’s expectations. The second
model debuting last year in the 2012 auto show was the advanced BYD Dual Mode
“Qin” (pronounced “Chin”). Two models of Qin were on display at the Auto show
though Qin officially launches in mass-production later this year in China.
Qin is the next-generation dual-mode electric vehicle “flagship” using BYD’s
innovative Dual Mode II system. The Qin can travel 50 km (31 miles) on a
single 10 KWh charge and in hybrid mode output 223 KW of power and a whopping
440 Nm of torque -- accelerating from zero to 100 km/h (62 mph) in only 5.9
seconds (this was previously advertised as 6.9 sec, but BYD has improved it
over the last year). Qin also has a top speed of 185 km/h (115mph). In hybrid
mode, the Qin requires just 16 RMB (~$2.50 USD) of energy per 100 Km (equating
to a little less than 2 liters of fuel per 100 km or 118 mpg). 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 the 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.

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Contact:

BYD
CHINA:
Sherry Li, +86-755-8988-8888
pr@byd.com
or
US:
Micheal Austin, +1-800-BYD-AUTO
micheal.austin@byd.com
 
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