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BYD present at SIMO 2010

5 October, 2010

Madrid, 4 October 2010. – BYD participates in SIMO 2010, which takes off tomorrow, exhibiting the most recent version of their new “Full-Electric e6″ at the stand of the technological giant, SAP.

The unit is BYD’s e6 taxi version, born of an agreement with the Chinese government as part of an ambitious programme focused on significantly reducing CO2 emissions in the country’s most important cities. The gradual transformation of public transport services into sustainable mobility technologies has become a priority for the Chinese government.

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Today, a fleet of over 100 units is operating in Shenzhen and the gradual incorporation into this programme has already been planned in more cities and with the same model vehicle. The “BYD e6” is a Full-Electric vehicle that, thanks to its autonomy, interior space and dynamic performance, marks a clear difference when compared to other electric vehicles and these characteristics were a key element in the decision to incorporate the e6.

This automobile includes the most advanced technology based on BYD’s new “Fe-Batteries” that offer an autonomy of 300 kilometres each time the vehicle is recharged, and a maximum speed of 140 km/h, making it unique within its category. In addition, this model also offers enough interior space to comfortably transport 5 passengers with baggage included.

The first units of the BYD e6, distributed in Spain by Bergé Automoción, will reach our country during the first semester of 2011.

SAP is working closely with different agencies to create the infrastructure necessary for the development of electric vehicles. Their objectives include the creation of an application that will allow the cars to directly reserve the recharging spot and manage billing along with the home electricity bills.