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Daimler-BYD’s DENZA EV officially unveiled at Auto China 2014

The highly anticipated product of the Daimler-BYD joint venture finally got its world premiere. At the Auto China 2014 event, BYD Daimler New Technology showcased the production model of its pet project, an electric vehicle developed specifically for the Chinese market. BDNT expects the first unit of the DENZA automobile to be available by September 2014. The car is priced at RMB369,000, or around $59,250. Of course, BDNT aims to make the deal more enticing for those on the fence by throwing in considerable subsidies that reach a total of nearly RMB120,000, which is going to be shaved off the price of the vehicle straight away. BDNT, established in 2010,… Continue Reading »

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ABB to supply fast chargers for Daimler’s DENZA EV

Daimler has just tapped Zurich-based multinational corporation ABB to supply fast chargers for the DENZA electric vehicle, which is set to be released in China under Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology, or BDNT for short, the Daimler and BYD joint venture. The fast chargers can be purchased through official DENZA dealerships and are designed to, well, reduce the time it takes to juice up the EV. In addition, people can utilize standard wall sockets in order to charge the DENZA car. This way, owners get optimal flexibility and total convenience. Another thing that adds to the convenience of the ABB fast chargers is the implementation of a mobile app. This app… Continue Reading »

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Daimler and BYD’s DENZA on Track for 2014 Intro

By now, you might have heard of something called DENZA, which is the battery-running electric vehicle that is a product of the joint venture between Daimler and Chinese automaker BYD. According to Daimler, DENZA should be on schedule for its 2014 market introduction, which was the tentative timetable announced before, set to coincide with the Auto China trade fair. Apart from debuting at the Beijing automotive event, the first dealership featuring DENZA will also be in the Chinese capital city. The first store for this bold joint venture is set to open sometime around the middle of 2014, and there are also additional dealerships to be set up at the… Continue Reading »

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Daimler, BYD Expand Partnership

Daimler, parent company of Mercedes-Benz, and Chinese car and battery maker BYD Co. have agreed to expand their electric vehicle partnership by each investing an additional sum of around $69 million dollars in the Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Energy Technology Co., the two companies’ 2011 joint venture that makes EVs under the Denza brand. The investment is intended to aggressively come up with clean-energy automobiles, and this should jumpstart the joint venture’s efforts to bring finalized products to market at the soonest possible time. This is in line with BYD’s targets of 6,000 cars and 2,000 buses —  all of the electric variety —  in 2013. These numbers are a step up… Continue Reading »

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Daimler’s New Brand Called Denza Presented in Beijing

DENZA, the new brand under Daimler family presented the public their all-electric car in Beijing at the Auto China event. This vehicle powered by batteries are now part of the Chinese New Energy Vehicle or NEV segment. “Even before the birth of DENZA, Shenzhen BYD Daimler New Technology Co., Ltd. (BDNT) has created a very special ‘first’: When Daimler and BYD made their partnership official in the spring of 2010, they founded the first joint venture in China dedicated solely to New Energy Vehicle. The Joint Venture is making extremely positive progress with the first prototypes of the future production model already out on the streets,” said Ulrich Walker, BDNT… Continue Reading »

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