PHOTO CAPTION: BYD E6 electric car could be headed to Germany in 2011.

RWE Partners with BYD to Introduce Electric Cars in Germany

Models would include F3DM plug-in hybrid and E6 all-electric.

Published: 20-Sep-2010

RWE and China's BYD have teamed to bring electrical cars to Germany, beginning with a trial fleet in 2011. A mass rollout in Germany and several other European markets is planned the following year.

The deal with the Chinese company, a battery specialist that has since expanded into car manufacturing, follows a string of agreements with other manufacturers, including France's Renault, Japan's Nissan and Daimler.

The centrepiece of the agreement is a package deal for electric car enthusiasts, consisting of BYD's electric vehicles and RWE's fast-charging posts and electricity supplied exclusively from renewable sources. Two models will be initially available and targeted primarily at consumers in cities driving shorter distances.


BYD E6 is all electric crossover that will is likely to be first sold to US fleet operators.

BYD will begin by selling the e6 directly to US fleet customers before developing a dealership network.

Warren Buffett inspects new BYD K9 electric transit bus.

Appears to be BYD-authored oped describing new business strategy with significant focus on grid-scale energy storage technology.

BYD K9 electric transit bus on display at EVS 25 in Shenzhen, China.

Los Angeles could be first city to acquire and deploy in this transit fleet.


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